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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 31, 2014

New York City Man Pleads Guilty to Oxycodone Distribution Charge

Contact: Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that William
Waters, 32, of Bronx, New York, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bangor to possession
with the intent to distribute oxycodone.

Court records reveal that on March 15, 2013, Waterville Police Department officers
encountered the defendant and Ebony Howard who they believed to be body-carrying a large
quantity of oxycodone tablets. Howard and Waters were taken to police headquarters where
Howard ultimately surrendered a package containing 645 oxycodone 30 mg tablets. Waters
admitted that he obtained the tablets in New York City and gave them to Howard who was doing
him a favor. Waters planned to distribute the drugs to Maine customers.

Waters faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. He will be sentenced after
the completion of a presentence investigation report by the United States Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Waterville
Police Department.

Updated January 26, 2015