Detroiter Indicted in Kentucky for Oxycontin Trafficking
FEB 17 - LOUISVILLE, KY - United States Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced that on February 17, 2010, a federal grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, returned an indictment against Andre Hardy, age 22, of Detroit, Michigan. Hardy is charged with possession with intent to distribute 429 pills, each containing 80 milligrams of Oxycontin.
The Indictment alleges that on December 14, 2009, Hardy traveled from Detroit to Louisville on a Greyhound Bus, carrying a satchel bag that contained a candy box filled with 429 Oxycontin pills interspersed with the candy.
The value of the Oxycontin 80 mg pills could run as high as $30,000 dollars when sold illegally on the black market in Kentucky. In the event of a conviction, the maximum potential penalties are up to 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of 3 years.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. Kilmartin, and it was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Hardy is scheduled to appear for arraignment before the United States Magistrate Judge on March 16, 2010, at 9:30 am., in Louisville, Kentucky.
* The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.