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Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing 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 Kent Handy, 58, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to distributing oxycodone, a controlled substance, before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that between January 2016 and December 2017, Handy sold hundreds of oxycodone pills that were prescribed to him to another individual. That individual arranged to purchase the pills from the defendant, and then traveled to Handy’s residence to buy the pills.

In December 2017, federal agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence where they found controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.

The plea is the result of an investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 28, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. before Judge Geraci.

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Updated November 29, 2018

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