Thai National Sentenced for Trafficking Meth and Fentanyl Pills

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PROVIDENCE – A Thai national who stored more than a thousand counterfeit Adderall pills containing methamphetamine and/or fentanyl in a child’s backpack inside the apartment he shared with his three young children has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.

Davith Hoy, 42, was arrested in March 2021, and pleaded guilty on March 16, 2022, to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

According to information presented to the court, Hoy wholesaled methamphetamine and fentanyl pills to other distributors. His criminal activity came to light after, Ronald M. Kramer, 38 of Providence, allegedly a dealer whom Hoy was supplying, was arrested and imprisoned in an unrelated case. It is alleged that, in monitored telephone calls made from inside the ACI, Kramer contacted his girlfriend, Rebecca L. Beauchamp, 37, of North Providence, and arranged for her to meet with Hoy and receive a supply of meth pills.

According to court documents, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents surveilled Hoy as he allegedly met with Beauchamp and delivered the pills. On March 19, 2021, ATF agents searched a residence Hoy shared with his three young children and discovered a large quantity of fentanyl and methamphetamine pills that Hoy stored inside a child’s Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles backpack. Agents seized more than one thousand pills along with parts of a pill press and other items used to manufacture meth and fentanyl pills. The pills were manufactured to mimic the appearance of the prescription drug Adderall.

Hoy was sentenced on Monday by U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith to 87 months in federal prison to be followed by four years of federal supervised release.

Kramer and Beauchamp are currently awaiting trial in U.S. District Court on methamphetamine  trafficking charges. Kramer also faces a federal charge of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. In all instances, a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William F. Ferland.

United States Attorney Cunha thanks investigators at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections for their assistance in the investigation of this case.

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