Milo man sentenced to 5 years in oxycodone trafficking case

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 02, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Milo man was sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison for distribution of oxycodone during a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

In addition to the prison term, Chief U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock ordered 43-year-old Tony Woodard to undergo three years of supervised release after completing his sentence.

According to court documents, Woodard initially pleaded not guilty to the federal drug charge after he was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2011 but changed his plea to guilty on Feb. 29 of last year.

He then agreed to be held without bail pending the resolution of his case.

According to court documents, Woodard faced a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $1 million on the drug charge.

Court documents indicated that in July of 2010, Woodard sold 10 30-milligram oxycodone tablets to an undercover agent with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

In sentencing Woodard, the court also found him to be responsible for distributing an additional 3,600 oxycodone tablets over the prior four-year period, U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II said Wednesday.

Woodard’s conviction is the result of an investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s North Central Task Force.

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