Five people convicted of participating in a conspiracy that brought drugs from New York City to central Maine were sentenced this month in U.S. District Court in Bangor, including the mother of Maurice McCray, the man who allegedly headed the ring.

Robin Brown, 56, of New York, McCray’s mother, was sentenced on Monday to two years in prison followed by two years’ supervised release. She had pleaded guilty in June 2013 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of oxycodone and 500 grams or more of cocaine and to possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing oxycodone.

Brown was arrested after getting off a bus in Augusta in March 2012 carrying 419 oxycodone tablets in her purse.

According to court filings, Brown initially diverted her own oxycodone prescription, but later used money McCray wired to her to buy drugs from his other suppliers, occasionally carrying those drugs to him in Maine.

Previously, Brown’s attorney Bruce Merrill said McCray told his mother his Waterville home was robbed of $60,000 and he owed the drug dealers.

“Maurice said if she would just help him out by giving him her prescription for oxycodone, he would be able to get the money to pay back the drug dealers,” Merrill said.

According to court documents, the conspiracy operated between Jan. 1 and March 17, 2012.

On Friday, Tyrone Pereira, 47, of New York, identified in court documents as Robin Brown’s husband, was sentenced to 14 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release. He had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution, and to possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and aid and abet.

Tequan Walker, 30, of New York was sentenced on Nov. 13 to 51 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release. He had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

Nastasha Adorno, 25, of New York, was sentenced on Nov. 12 to 30 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone and 500 grams or more of cocaine.

Tenicka Brown, 40, of New York, identified in court filings as McCray’s second cousin, was sentenced on Nov. 7 to three years’ probation on a conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone.

In September, Thomas Veilleux, 33, of Farmingdale, was sentenced to 57 months in prison followed by three years’ supervised release on a conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of oxycodone.

In all, 21 people were charged in connection with the conspiracy and a number of others were previously sentenced.

McCray, 32, of Waterville and Farmington, pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone and 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine. A sentencing hearing is pending.

Betty Adams — 621-5631[email protected]Twitter: @betadams

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