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Woman sentenced in Caldwell heroin case

LENOIR – A Pitt County woman was sentenced to nearly six years in prison Monday after being convicted of trafficking heroin, according to the district attorney’s office in Caldwell County.

Emily Lynn Nenninger, 21, of Simpson, was convicted of trafficking by possession and trafficking by sale. She and her sister, Amanda Brooke Nenninger, 22, were among those arrested by Lenoir police in March 2011.

At the time of the arrest, Lenoir police said they had conducted a two-month investigation into the sisters’ activities. They were arrested in the parking lot of a farm equipment store in Lenoir.

Amanda Nenninger is scheduled for trial Aug. 26 and is charged with seven drug-related felonies.

Emily Nenninger was sentenced to between 70 and 84 months in prison and was fined $50,000.

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