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New York City Woman Sentenced to Almost Two Years for Oxycodone Trafficking

NOV 17 (BANGOR, Maine) - Michael J. Ferguson Acting, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Ebony Howard, 29, of Bronx, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 22 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone.  Howard pleaded guilty on June 4, 2014.

Court records reveal that on March 15, 2013, the defendant and William Waters were encountered by officers with the Waterville Police Department who had information that Waters and Howard were travelling with a large number oxycodone tablets.  Howard and Waters were driven to police headquarters where officers seized 645 oxycodone 30 mg tablets from Howard.  At sentencing, Howard was identified as a courier for Waters, who is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday.  Waters worked closely with central Maine drug dealer, Maurice McCray, who is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow. 

The case was investigated by the Waterville Police Department, with assistance from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.


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