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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

West Charlton Woman Sentenced on Narcotics Conviction

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Kelly Burgess, age 26, of West Charlton, New York, was sentenced today to serve 3 years of probation and to pay a $3,000 fine for possessing and intending to sell hundreds of Oxycodone pills that she stole from the Ballston Spa pharmacy that employed her.

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino following Burgess’s May 10, 2016 plea to possessing and intending to distribute 400 pills of Oxycodone, a controlled substance.  In her plea, Burgess admitted that she stole the pills from a Ballston Spa pharmacy where she worked. 

This case was investigated by the DEA and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Solomon Shinerock.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 7, 2016