Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge

September 07, 2016

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-3900

West Charlton Woman Sentenced On Narcotics Conviction

ALBANY, N.Y. -   - Kelly Burgess, 26, of West Charlton, New York, was sentenced today to serve three years of probation and to pay a $3,000 fine for possessing and intending to sell hundreds of Oxycodone pills that she stole from the Ballston Spa pharmacy that employed her.

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA).

The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino following Burgess’s May 10, 2016 plea to possessing and intending to distribute 400 pills of Oxycodone, a controlled substance.  In her plea, Burgess admitted that she stole the pills from a Ballston Spa pharmacy where she worked. 

This case was investigated by the DEA and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Solomon Shinerock.


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