Dealer hired private jets, sold 1,000s of pills
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Florida man who investigators say regularly chartered a private jet to fly thousands of oxycodone tablets to customers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts will serve five years in prison.
Forty-six-year-old Basil Proctor of Miramar, Fla., was apprehended in September 2008 at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport by New Hampshire and Massachusetts State Police. He was carrying $314,000 in cash and a female companion was caught flushing 4,000 oxycodone tablets down a toilet at the airport.
A pilot told investigators he had flown Proctor 15-18 times to airports in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, always from Fort Lauderdale.
Proctor in January pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to launder money through bank accounts he set up using fake identification.
He was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Concord.