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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Shelton Man to Serve Prison Time for Distributing Oxycodone

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SALVATORE PERRY, 45, of Shelton, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 30 days of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing oxycodone.  Judge Bolden ordered Perry to serve his first six months of supervised release in home confinement.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between September 2017 and November 2018, law enforcement made five controlled purchases of 30mg oxycodone pills from Perry.  Perry sold between 30 and 60 pills each transaction.  Perry had obtained the pills from at least two other individuals who had prescriptions for the drugs.

Perry was arrested on December 4, 2018.  On that date, investigators searched his residence and seized oxycodone pills, along with Perry’s cell phone, which contained evidence of the drug sales.

On October 24, 2019, Perry pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, oxycodone.

Perry who is released on a $250,000 bond, is required to report to prison on February 7.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah P. Karwan.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Prescription Drugs
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Updated January 22, 2020