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New York City Man Sentenced to Five Years for Oxycodone Trafficking

NOV 19 (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 William Waters, 33, of Bronx, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for possession with  intent to distribute oxycodone.  Waters pleaded guilty on March 31, 2014.

Court records reveal that on March 15, 2013, the defendant and Ebony Howard were encountered by officers with the Waterville Police Department who had information that Waters and Howard were travelling with a large number oxycodone tablets.  Waters and Howard were driven to police headquarters where officers seized 645 oxycodone 30 mg tablets from Howard.  Waters admitted that Howard was doing him a favor transporting the pills, that he got them in New York City and that he intended to distribute them to customers in Maine.  At sentencing, Waters was identified as a courier for a central Maine drug dealer, Maurice McCray, who was sentenced yesterday. 

In imposing sentence, Chief Judge Woodcock told Waters that his name was “all over the Maurice McCray case” and told him the March 15th event in Waterville was “not a one-time event.”

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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