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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. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Michael Ingham, 29, 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 co-defendant Ronald Lockwood was prescribed large quantities of oxycodone by his heath care provider. Beginning in October 2016 and continuing until his arrest in February 2017, Ingham conspired to purchase those pills from Lockwood to sell to others in the Rochester area.

Ronald Lockwood has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing. Charges are pending against another co-defendant Daniel Volonino, Jr. 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.    

Ingham’s 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 16, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Larimer.

Updated November 24, 2017