BANGOR, Maine — A 32-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute a little more than a year after a woman he was with was caught transporting 645 illicit pills in a body cavity, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II.
William Waters of Bronx, N.Y., faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. He will be sentenced after the United States Probation Office completes an investigation report, according to Delehanty.
Waters and the woman he was with, Ebony Howard, 29, were stopped in Waterville in March 2013 after police received tips that the pair would be transporting drugs through town. The pills were found on Howard during a cavity search.
Howard and Waters were indicted this past summer on one count each of possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing oxycodone and aiding and abetting the same.
The pills had an estimated street value of $20,000, according to a previously published report.
Howard faces the same penalties as Waters if convicted.