Raelynn Fudge Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison and Three Years of Supervised Release for Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone
Burlington, VT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Raelynn Fudge, 47, of Inverness, Florida was sentenced today to 46 months in prison, having pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone in Vermont. Chief United States District Judge Christina C. Reiss, sitting in Rutland, also sentenced Fudge to three years of supervised release.
Court records indicate that, in 2010, Raelynn Fudge and her husband, Robert Fudge, each obtained prescriptions in Florida for 240 30 mg Oxycodone pills per month. Records further indicate that they traveled to Vermont on a monthly basis from July 2010 through December 2010 and sold the pills to addicts. Records show that the pills fetched a higher price in Vermont than in Florida.
For her crime, Fudge faced a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and up to a $1,000,000 fine. The 46-month term of imprisonment imposed by Judge Reiss fell within Fudge's sentencing guideline range. In sentencing Fudge, Judge Reiss cited the seriousness of the crime, and specifically, the fact that Fudge was purely profit motivated. Judge Reiss also cited the need to deter others from traveling to Vermont to sell illicit drugs.
The investigation was led by the Northern Vermont Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Assistant United States Attorney Christina Nolan prosecuted the case. Fudge was represented by David Watts, Esq., of Burlington, Vermont.