Hartford Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Narcotics Distribution and Gun Possession Offenses
Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAYSON KEMP, 46, of East Windsor, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for operating a scheme to acquire and distribute oxycodone obtained through fraudulent prescriptions.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Kemp obtained blank prescription paper from employees of various Connecticut medical practices. He kept some of the prescription paper for himself and also sold some of the prescription paper, for thousands of dollars, to other individuals. Kemp and his co-conspirators recruited “runners,” who typically were individuals who received Medicaid and Medicare benefits, to fill fraudulent prescriptions at various pharmacies. Kemp and his co-conspirators filled out each prescription with the runner’s identifying information and forged a doctor’s signature on the prescription. The runner then filled the fraudulent prescription at a pharmacy, generally using their Medicaid or Medicare benefits, and provided the pills to Kemp and his co-conspirators in exchange for approximately $50 per prescription. Kemp and his co-coconspirators then sold the pills to individuals suffering from opioid addictions.
Kemp and his co-conspirators were responsible for filling at least 150 fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone, almost all of which were for 150 30-mg oxycodone pills.
Judge Bolden ordered Kemp to pay $48,836.14 in restitution.
Kemp was arrested on August 2, 2019. On July 5, 2022, he pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, oxycodone.
Kemp, who is released on a $150,000 bond, is required to report to prison on July 5.
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, and the Vernon Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Pierpont, Jr.