Boston - A former male inmate and a woman were charged yesterday in federal court for attempting to provide drugs to prisoners.
Eric Davol, 42, and Barbara Britto, 53, were charged in a 10-count indictment with attempting to provide buprenorphine to inmates at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility.
The indictment alleges that on five occasions during March and April 2011, Davol and Britto attempted to provide buprenorphine, a Schedule III narcotic drug, to Davol and two other inmates while in custody at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility. Buprenorphine is used to treat opioid addiction and may be used by non-addicts to get high.
If convicted, Davol and Britto face up to 20 years in prison, to be followed by up to three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Kevin L. Lane, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - New England Field Divison; and Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald, Jr., of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Linda M. Ricci of Ortiz’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.