News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2007

Former Federal Employee Sentenced for Selling Drugs from Work

OCT 1 --Boston, MA... A former employee of the Office of Veterans Affairs pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday in federal court to a drug charge in connection with his conspiracy to illegally sell the prescription drugs oxycodone and morphine in, and around the J.F.K. federal building where he worked at the time.

June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England Field ;United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan; Timothy Bane, Regional Director the Federal Protective Service; and Jeffrey G. Hughes, Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, announced that ANTHONY CARROLL, age 45, of 212 Sandy Lane, Warwick, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty to a one-count Indictment charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, oxycodone and morphine and was sentenced.

At the plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that, had the case proceeded to trial, the government’s evidence would have proven that CARROLL, a former employee of the Office of Veterans Affairs, sold prescription drugs to a cooperating witness over the time period of October, 2005 to February 24, 2006. The drug sales by CARROLL occurred in and around the J.F.K. federal building in Boston while he was employed at the Office of Veterans Affairs.

CARROLL was sentenced to 3 years probation, with the first six months to be served in home confinement under electronic monitoring, followed by substance abuse counseling and treatment. CARROLL faced a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $1 million fine.

In June of last year, CARROLL’s co-defendant, Eula Gallop, age 59, of 34 Wolcott Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts, who also worked for the Office of Veterans Affairs, pleaded guilty to an Information charging her with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Vicodin. She was sentenced on October 6, 2006 to 3 years probation, with the first three months to be served in home confinement under electronic monitoring, followed by substance abuse counseling and treatment during which she must attend and complete a three-month inpatient drug treatment program.

The case was investigated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal Protective Service; and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenn A. MacKinlay in Sullivan’s Strike Force Unit.