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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New York City Man Sentenced to Five Years for Oxycodone Trafficking

Contact: Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that William
Waters, 33, of Bronx, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge
John A. Woodcock, Jr., to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for
possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. Waters pled guilty on March 31, 2014.

Court records reveal that on March 15, 2013, the defendant and Ebony Howard were
encountered by officers with the Waterville Police Department who had information that Waters
and Howard were travelling with a large number oxycodone tablets. Waters and Howard were
driven to police headquarters where officers seized 645 oxycodone 30 mg tablets from
Howard. Waters admitted that Howard was doing him a favor transporting the pills, that he got
them in New York City and that he intended to distribute them to customers in Maine. At
sentencing, Waters was identified as a courier for a central Maine drug dealer, Maurice McCray,
who was sentenced yesterday.

In imposing sentence, Chief Judge Woodcock told Waters that his name was “all over the
Maurice McCray case” and told him the March 15th event in Waterville was “not a one-time

The case was investigated by the Waterville Police Department, with assistance from the
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Updated January 26, 2015