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FEBRUARY 10, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TWO RISING SUN MEN SENTENCED FOR CONSPIRACY
TO DISTRIBUTE OXYCONTIN
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Robert Bare, age 36, and Terry Miller, age 35, both of Rising Sun, Maryland to 77 months and 41 months in prison, respectively, followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute oxycontin.
According to the statement of facts presented at their guilty pleas on September 15, 2004, from 1999 to April 2003 Bare, Miller and others visited various physicians in the Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware area to fraudulently obtain oxycodone hydrochloride (oxycontin) by presenting themselves as having serious ailments. The defendants would then deliver the oxycontin to John Kennedy, age 52, of Rising Sun, Maryland, who re-sold the drug. In addition, on June 23, 2003 Bare and Miller threatened a government witness in this investigation with physical harm if the witness testified at a trial based upon these charges.
John Kennedy also pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute oxycontin. His sentencing has not been scheduled.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration and Maryland State Police for the investigative work performed in this case. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorney David Copperthite, who prosecuted the case.
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