PHILADELPHIA - Joseph Fareri, 52, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 86 months in prison and six years of supervised release for his role in a drug conspiracy. Fareri was charged, with co-defendants William Andrews and John Marshall, with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and distributing oxycodone within 1,000 feet of a school. The indictment alleged that the defendants intentionally distributed approximately 7,000 pills. Fareri pleaded guilty and admitted to distributing 691 pills. Andrews pleaded guilty and will be sentenced February 28, 2013. Marshall is awaiting trial.
Andrews obtained oxycodone pills from various sources, including a licensed physician who issued prescriptions to defendant Andrews authorizing the defendant to obtain oxycodone pills from licensed pharmacies. Andrews then supplied oxycodone pills to Fareri, an admitted member of the Pagan’s Outlaw Motorcycle Club, for the purpose of selling the pills to customers, typically charging $20 for a 30 milligram pill. Andrews also sold oxycodone pills to customers. When Andrews was not available to make deliveries of oxycodone pills, defendant Marshall allegedly made the deliveries to Andrews’ customers.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Attorney General’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David Troyer and Frank Labor and Special Assistant United States Attorneys Erik Olson and Heather Castellino of the Pennsylvania State Attorney General’s Office.
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