Readfield woman pleads not guilty on oxycodone charges, is released

Posted Oct. 19, 2011, at 2:23 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 20, 2011, at 9:24 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Readfield woman who has pleaded not guilty to conspiring with a Connecticut man to sell oxycodone was released Wednesday on personal recognizance bail by a federal judge.

Amber Davis, 24, was arrested Friday for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. She was detained until Tuesday so U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services could arrange bail conditions, according to court documents.

Davis allegedly conspired in May with Barry Diaz, 28, of Stamford, Conn. He was arrested Aug. 8 and is being held without bail. He pleaded not guilty last month to two conspiracy charges, a distribution charge and an unlawful use of a communication facility charge.

If convicted, Diaz and Davis each face up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $1 million on the drug charges. They also could be ordered to forfeit to the government items purchased with proceeds from drug money.

Jesse Morrison, 24, of Augusta also was arrested Friday. She pleaded not guilty that same day to the unlawful use of a communication facility charge. She was released last week on personal recognizance bail.

If convicted, Diaz and Morrison each face up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on the communication charge.

At least one other person whose name has not been released was indicted but has not been arrested.

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