ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MEN PLEAD GUILTY TO CONSPIRING TO POSSESS WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE OXYCODONE
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE- - Kyle Burby, 28, and Jeremiah Ready, 30, of Rochester, have pleaded guilty to a one count indictment charging them with conspiracy to unlawfully possess with the intent to distribute Oxycodone, in violation of federal laws, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
The investigation began in February, 2010 when the State of New Hampshire Attorney General's Drug Task Force and the Rochester Police Department received information that Burby and Ready were purchasing large quantities of Oxycodone in the Lawrence, Massachusetts, area and distributing a portion of the pills in the Rochester area.
On May 11, 2010 law enforcement learned that Ready was in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to purchase Oxycodone and would be in possession of a large quantity of Oxycodone tablets upon his return to the Rochester area. Ready and Burby were arrested at Burby's residence shortly after Ready's return from Lawrence. Upon his arrest, Ready was found in possession of 200 80 mg Oxycodone tablets and $400 in cash.
Burby and Ready face possible maximum sentences of twenty years and fines of one million dollars. The advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines will likely recommend a sentence that is substantially less than the statutory maximum. Both will be sentenced by United States District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro in July, 2011.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the State of New Hampshire Attorney General's Drug Task Force, and the Rochester Police Department.