Concord Man Sentenced In Oxycontin Conspiracy
CONCORD, N.H. –Howard Bishop, 33, of Concord, New Hampshire was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 84 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
In an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in September 2010, Bishop was charged with conspiring with others to distribute quantities of Oxycontin pills, which contain the active ingredient oxycodone, between January 2009, and April 14, 2010, the date of his arrest. Bishop was also charged with ten counts of distribution of oxycontin when he sold the pills to an undercover officer on several occasions in December of 2009, and January through March of 2010. The transactions occurred at various locations between Franklin and Center Streets in Concord, and the downtown area. Bishop entered guilty pleas to the charges in March 2011.