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Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Sell Oxycodone

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

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Ronald Lockwood, 44, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute a controlled substance before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that Lockwood was prescribed large quantities of oxycodone by his heath care provider.  Beginning in February 2015 and continuing until his arrest in February 2017, Lockwood conspired to sell his oxycodone pills to Daniel Volonino, Jr. and Michael Ingham, who, in turn, sold pills to others in the Rochester area.

Charges are pending against Daniel Volonino, Jr. and Michael Ingham. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.    

The plea is the result of an investigation by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division, and investigators with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the New York State Attorney General, under the direction of Eric Schneiderman.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Larimer.

Updated November 16, 2017