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SUSAN WELLS SENTENCED FOR OXYCODONE DISTRIBUTION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2013

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Susan Wells, 40, of Colchester, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Burlington following her guilty plea to a charge that she distributed oxycodone.  U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III sentenced Wells to two years of probation.  As one condition of probation, Wells must perform 100 hours of community service. 

This past June, the government filed a criminal information alleging that Wells distributed oxycodone on three dates in April and May 2012; Wells pled guilty to the charge one week later.  According to court records, after authorities learned that employees and others had participated in the embezzlement of more than $550,000 from Brault's Mobile Homes, Inc. of Colchester, they interviewed two former employees.  The employees admitted to embezzling funds from the company and stated that they had used the money to buy prescription pain medications.  They identified Wells as their source for some of the drugs they bought between 2009 and 2011.  In the spring of 2012, police arranged for one of the embezzlers to make three controlled purchases of oxycodone from Wells.

This case was investigated by the Colchester Police Department and the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Wells is represented by David Kidney.  The prosecutor is Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Waples. 

 

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