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Woman guilty of heroin charges after Milwaukie teen's overdose

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Joann Buchholz and Aleksey Dzyuba Joann Buchholz and Aleksey Dzyuba
MILWAUKIE, OR (KPTV) -

A woman accused of supplying heroin that led to the overdose death of a Milwaukie teenager is going to prison.

Joann Buchholz pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to distribution of heroin. If she cooperates with everything involved in the plea deal, she will spend six years behind bars. If not, it will be bumped up to seven years in prison.

Buchholz will be officially sentenced on March 18.

She was arrested in April 2011 after the death of Toviy Sinyayev, 17, a junior at Milwaukie High School.

Investigators said Buchholz supplied the heroin that led to Sinyayev's overdose to Aleksey Dzyuba, who then sold it to the teen.

Dzyuba was also arrested and is set to face a jury trial starting Tuesday.

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