News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2006

New York Man Pleads Guilty To Oxycodone Distribution Offenses

NOV 8 -- Boston, MA... New York man pleaded guilty today in federal court to four counts of distribution of oxycodone.

June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England ;United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan; Peter Zegarac, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and Mark Dragonetti, Resident Agent in Charge of the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations, announced today that EZEQUIEL CABALLERO, a/k/a Zeke, age 49, of 43 Carmine Street, New York, New York, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to a four-count Indictment charging him with distribution of oxycodone.

At today's plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that, had the case proceeded to trial, the evidence would have proven that from November through January 2006, CABALLERO mailed four separate packages of oxycodone from New York to Massachusetts for purchase by another individual.

Judge Woodlock scheduled sentencing for February 1, 2007, at 2:00 pm. CABALLERO faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on each of the charges.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations.