Co-accused in Noel Blackman case jailed for 36 months

Wascar Castillo who was jointly charged in New York with former Guyana Health Minister, Dr Noel Blackman for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone has been jailed for 36 months.

His sentence was handed down on March 31, 2017.

Blackman who entered a plea deal with the US is due for sentencing. He is slated to be sentenced on April 25th but his lawyer yesterday wrote to Justice Joanna Seybert seeking to have sentencing deferred to May 12, 2017.

Noel Blackman

On February 7th, 2016, Blackman was taken off of a plane which was preparing to leave for Guyana from JFK Airport.

On February 25th, a US grand jury indicted Blackman and  Castillo, the former office manager of a Queens pain management office where Blackman previously worked for conspiracy to distribute and distribution of oxycodone.

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