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Department of Justice
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 28, 2013

South Shore Drug Traffickers Charged In Oxycodone Distribution Ring

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BOSTON - Seven individuals were charged today in federal court with conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone.

Charged in a criminal complaint with the drug conspiracy, Steven Dunn, 47, of Brockton; Robert Henriques, 55, of Brockton; Jodi Kilday, 46, of Brockton; Jose Silva, 34, of Whitman; Gail Fitzgibbons, 30, of Abington; Gennaro “Jerry” Dellatorre, 35, of Abington; and Adam Roberts, 29, of Brockton. Dunn, Henriques, Kilday, Fitzgibbons, Dellatorre were all arrested this morning. Silva was previously in state custody.

According to the criminal complaint affidavit, a Court-authorized wiretap was utilized to intercept communication between the defendants over the course of approximately eight months. It is alleged that Roberts sold and distributed wholesale quantities of Oxycodone to Dunn and others throughout the South Shore. On Aug. 21, 2012, shortly after purchasing a quantity of Oxycodone from Fitzgibbons, Roberts was arrested and 274 Oxycodone pills were seized. Dunn purchased wholesale quantities of Oxycodone from Roberts, Kilday and others, and then distributed the pills to “street level” customers through Henriques. Silva sold wholesale quantitites of Oxycodone to Fitgibbons and Dellatorre. On Dec. 8, 2012 Silva was arrested while returning from New York and 1,744 Oxycodone pills were seized.

U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said, “I want to acknowledge the unprecedented cooperation in this investigation between federal, state and local authorities, which reached from Southeastern Massachusetts to New York to Florida.”

“These arrests demonstrate the commitment of DEA and our law enforcement partners in targeting and bringing to justice those responsible for illegally supplying and distributing Oxycodone in our neighborhoods,” said Special Agent in Charge John Arvanitis. “We are steadfast in our commitment to assisting communities who suffer through the abuse of diverted prescription medicines.”

According to court documents, from June 2012 through December 2012, Dunn, Henriques, Kilday, Silva, Fitzgibbons, Dellatorre and Roberts purchased, sold, and distributed wholesale quantities of Oxycodone.

If convicted, the maximum penalties for each defendant is up to 20 years in prison, to be followed by up to lifetime supervised release and a $1 million fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Boston Field Division; Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz; and Colonel Timothy Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement today.

The case was investigated by the DEA Cape Cod Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. Substantial assistance was provided by the Police Departments of Brockton, Marshfield, Wareham, Plymouth, and Barnstable; MSP Cape and Islands Detective Unit; DEA New York Field Division Strike Force Group 23 and West Palm Beach, Fla. Resident Office; Del Ray Beach, Fla. Police Department; and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys James E. Arnold and Michael I. Yoon of Ortiz's Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

The details contained in complaint affidavit the are allegations. The defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.