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A Buffalo couple and central New York man were allowed to remain free on bail following their arraignments Wednesday on charges they conspired to distribute oxymorphone.

Damien Goddwin, 50, his wife, Juanita Smith, 53, and Syracuse resident Derek Sardina, 24, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder on an indictment accusing them of conspiracy to distribute narcotics.

If convicted, the three defendants could face up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $1 million, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael L. McCabe said.

McCabe said three undercover agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration made buys of the powerful painkiller from the trio several weeks ago in Buffalo.