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Buffalo Woman Sentenced For Oxycodone Sales

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Michelle S. Kidd, 39, of Buffalo, New York, who was convicted of oxycodone distribution, was sentenced to one year and one day imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who handled the case, stated that on four dates between August 2014 and January 2015, Kidd sold a total of $6,000 worth of oxycodone pills to an individual at Kidd’s Buffalo residence.  Oxycodone, along with other opiod and opiate-type drugs, has been responsible for an alarming increase in overdose deaths in this area.  United States Attorney Hochul, along with public health officials, have described these fatalities as an epidemic.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division.

Updated October 15, 2015