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

Monday, November 17, 2014

New York City Woman Sentenced to Almost Two 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 Ebony
Howard, 29, of Bronx, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor by
Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 22 months in prison and three years of supervised release
for possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone. Howard pled guilty on June 4, 2014.

Court records reveal that on March 15, 2013, the defendant and William Waters were
encountered by officers with the Waterville Police Department who had information that Waters
and Howard were travelling with a large number oxycodone tablets. Howard and Waters were
driven to police headquarters where officers seized 645 oxycodone 30 mg tablets from
Howard. At sentencing, Howard was identified as a courier for Waters, who is scheduled to be
sentenced on Wednesday. Waters worked closely with central Maine drug dealer, Maurice
McCray, who is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow.

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