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Convict given reprieve for health reason

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has allowed a convict in a
drug-trafficking conspiracy to delay reporting to prison for health
reasons.

The Independent in Ashland reported U.S. District Court Judge
David L. Bunning did not set a new date for Rhonda Renee Burchett
of Grayson to go to prison for 21 months.

Burchett is one of 14 people who were accused in a
Florida-to-Kentucky prescription drug conspiracy in which Dr. Roger
Browne of Coral Springs, Fla., was convicted of illegally
prescribing OxyContin and other narcotics to hundreds of eastern
Kentucky residents.

A motion filed last month by Buchett's lawyer stated she was
traveling to the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky airport on May 17 to
fly to Texas and begin her sentence when she was taken to a
hospital emergency room.
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Information from: The Independent,
http://www.dailyindependent.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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