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Rochester man sentenced for his role in conspiracy to sell oxycodone

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ROCHESTER -- Ronald Lockwood, 44, of Rochester, who was convicted of conspiring to distribute a controlled substance, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that Lockwood was prescribed large quantities of oxycodone by his heath care provider for a severe injury that he had sustained. Beginning in February 2015 and continuing until his arrest in February 2017, Lockwood conspired to sell his oxycodone pills to Daniel Volonino, Jr. and Michael Ingham, who, in turn, sold pills to others in the Rochester area.

Michael Ingham has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing. Charges are pending against Daniel Volonino, Jr. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.   

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division, and investigators with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the New York State Attorney General, under the direction of Eric Schneiderman.