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Prosecutors seek 30-year prison term for head of Cape oxycodone

8/18/2016
03:05 | Hannah Hoggarth
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Prosecutors seek 30-year prison term for head of Cape oxycodone

Federal prosecutors are seeking a 30-year prison term for a Sandwich man convicted of running an oxycodone ring on Cape Cod that.

“There are few defendants, even in this courthouse, as serious as this defendant and his brother,” prosecutors wrote. “As the central figure in this tragedy, the founder of the conspiracy, a dedicated lifelong criminal, and violent and dangerous man, Stanley Gonsalves stands at the absolute apex of this investigation.”.

Federal prosecutors are seeking a 30-year prison term for a Sandwich man convicted of running an oxycodone ring on Cape Cod that authorities said distributed more than 370,000 illicit pills over a three-year period and grossed more than $5 million, court records show.

Stanley Gonsalves and his brother, Joshua, used a network of people that included drug-addicted women to help distribute the oxycodone throughout the Cape, court records show.

Joshua Gonsalves is serving a 20-year sentence for his role in the conspiracy.

“The Court must acknowledge this epidemic because the Gonsalves Brothers, more than any other single person, were responsible for fueling this crisis on Cape Cod,” prosecutors wrote in the sentencing request.

According to prosecutors, the activity began in December 2009 when Gonsalves agreed to buy as much oxycodone as possible from John Willis, who led a gang in Boston’s Chinatown section and who was sentenced in 2013 to a 20-year term for drug and money laundering offenses.

Stanley Gonsalves’s sentencing is scheduled for June 12.

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James Cipoletta, a lawyer for Gonsalves, said he is preparing a rebuttal to the government’s filing but declined further comment, since Gonsalves plans to appeal his conviction.

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Florida man gets 30 months for mailing oxycodone to Harrison man

9/19/2016
04:05 | Ethan Adamson
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Florida man gets 30 months for mailing oxycodone to Harrison man

PORTLAND, Maine — A Florida man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to 2½ years in federal prison for mailing oxycodone pills to a.

On June 13, 2013, law enforcement personnel in Maine intercepted a package addressed to Murphy, court documents said. Law enforcement subsequently arrested Murphy when he arrived to collect the package. Police found 345 oxycodone pills and a note addressed to Murphy stating the pills would cost $4,000.

PORTLAND, Maine — A Florida man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to 2½ years in federal prison for mailing oxycodone pills to a Harrison man over a nine-month period.

SEE COMMENTS →. He was sentenced in June to 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

attorney’s office. Michael Serrila, 60, of Palm Harbor, Florida, also was sentenced to three years of supervised release, 18 months of which must be served in home confinement, according to the U.S.

Murphy pleaded guilty in November 2013 to one count each of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a felon in possession of a machine gun.

The police investigation revealed that from September 2012, and continuing through June 2013, Serrila mailed 23 packages containing oxycodone pills to Michael Murphy, 54, according to court documents. Murphy distributed the pills in the Harrison area and sent payment to Serrila in Florida.

Serrila pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.