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Rockland Woman Sentenced 

A Rockland woman has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for supplying methadone to her brother the day he died.51-year-old Rochelle Kenney was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor by U.S. District Judge John Woodcock who also reccommended Kenney be enrolled in a drug rehab program. Kenney had pleaded guilty in 2009 to health care fraud by selling methadone supplied to her by Medicaid, and distribution of methadone between December 2004 and December 2006 that resulted in her brother’s death. Kenney’s late brother 43-year-old John Kenney of Rockland died last April. The autopsy showed that he died of “acute methadone and diazepam toxicity.” Kenney had been supplying her brother with methadone. Judge Woodcock said in court while he has no doubt Kenney had not set out to kill her brother her actions were killing the community of Rockland.