OXYCODONE TRAFFICKER GETS 24 MONTHS
U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today that Troy Daniel Sabrosky, 21, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced in federal court in Boise to 24 months in prison for conspiracy to traffic oxycodone.
U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Sabrosky to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. Sabrosky pled guilty to the charge on September 16, 2010.
Sabrosky, James Toliver Latham, 23, Ryan J. Simmons, 22, and Cooper Chapin, 23, of Twin Falls, conspired to distribute oxycodone in the Twin Falls area. In April 2010, the men were charged in an eight count indictment with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and distributing oxycodone from March 2009 to March 2010. According to court documents, the investigation began in September 2009 after several sources provided information to Twin Falls law enforcement officials alleging Latham’s and others’ involvement in a oxycodone distribution ring. The ensuing investigation over the next eight months involved undercover purchases of oxycodone from the defendants. The defendants traveled to the Salt Lake City area on numerous occasions, sometimes several times a week, to purchase large quantities of oxycodone. The oxycodone was sold from the men’s residences in Twin Falls.
Latham and Simmons were sentenced on February 10 to federal prison for 48 months and 30 months, respectively. Both will be on supervised release for three years after they complete their prison term. Judge Lodge also ordered the defendants to forfeit $20,000. The four defendants pled guilty last fall pursuant to a plea agreement.
Chapin will be sentenced on March 28. The charges carry a maximum punishment of 20 years on each count, a $1 million fine and a term of supervised release of not more than three years.
The case was investigated by the Twin Falls Police Department with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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