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Woman Who Smuggled Pills in Body Cavities Sentenced

A New York City woman who smuggled hundreds of oxycodone pills into Maine by hiding them in her body cavities has been sentenced to almost two years in prison

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    Still life. Oxycodone. Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever. Oxycodone has a high abuse potential and is prescribed for moderate to high pain relief associated with injuries, bursitis, dislocation, fractures, neuralgia, arthritis, and lower back and cancer pain. OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, and Tylox are trade name oxycodone products. 7/18/2009

    A New York City woman who smuggled hundreds of oxycodone pills into Maine by hiding them in her body cavities has been sentenced to almost two years in prison.

    Ebony Howard was sentenced Monday in federal court in Bangor to 22 months behind bars, followed by three years of probation.

    The 29-year-old Howard of the Bronx, New York, had pleaded guilty in June to a charge of possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone.

    Howard and an alleged accomplice were arrested in Waterville in March by local police who had received a tip about drug dealing in the area.

    Investigators found 645 pills with an estimated street value of $15,000 during a body cavity search of Howard.
     

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