News Release
Date: March 17, 2009
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Oxycontin Peddler Pleads Guilty in Louisville

MAR 17 -- LOUISVILLE, KY – Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that Germaine WOODS, age 28, of Louisville, Kentucky, pled guilty in Federal District Court, on March 16, 2009, to illegally distributing 300 Oxycontin pills.

Woods admitted that on October 10, 2008, he possessed with the intent to distribute nearly 300 Oxycontin 80 mg pills. Oxycontin is an addictive, Schedule II controlled pain killer that is legally available only by prescription.

The maximum potential penalties are 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of 3 years. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser, and it was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The plea was entered before Dave Whalin, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Louisville, Kentucky. Woods is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge John G. Heyburn, II, on June 26, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.