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Bristow Man Sentenced to 41 Months for Filling Forged Prescriptions for Oxy Distribution Ring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Kashif Masood, 26, of Bristow, Va., was sentenced today to 41 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for filling forged prescriptions at local pharmacies to illegally obtain pills for an oxycodone distribution ring.

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and Colonel David Rohrer, Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge T.S. Ellis, III.

            On April 28, 2010, Masood pled guilty to conspiring to distribute oxycodone.  The evidence presented in court showed that during the spring and summer of 2009, Masood took part in an oxycodone distribution ring that operated throughout Northern Virginia.  As part of this conspiracy, Masood admitted to obtaining forged prescriptions from a co-conspirator and filling these forged prescriptions at pharmacies in the City of Manassas Park, Prince William County, and Fairfax County.  Masood would then give these pills to a co-conspirator who would distribute them to customers.  This oxycodone distribution ring is responsible for the distribution of at least 90 grams of oxycodone, which is equivalent to more than 2,200 40 milligram pills.

            This case is part of an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (“OCDETF”)  investigation (Operation “Cotton Candy”), which has been focusing on the illegal distribution by numerous doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and patients of pain medication, including the very  potent, expensive, and widely-abused oxycodone, also known by the brand name of OxyContin.  This OCDETF matter, which involves support from the FBI, DEA, Bureau of Alcohol,  Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive (ATF),  Department of Defense (DOD), Virginia State Police,  Internal Revenue Service, and Buchanan, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince  William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Tazewell, and Warren Counties, and Manassas City, Virginia, Police Departments, as well as numerous other state and local law enforcement in Virginia and elsewhere, has secured more than 170 drug-trafficking convictions and guilty pleas.

            This specific case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Fairfax County Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Michael P. Ben’Ary prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.

 

 

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