Last Of Eight Defendants In Oxycodone Trafficking Ring Sentenced
Boston – The last of eight defendants was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston on Friday in connection with an oxycodone trafficking ring that distributed more than 70,000 Oxycodone pills in New England.
Michael Chenoy, 29, of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 52 months in prison and three years of supervised release in connection with his role in supplying Oxycodone from Florida. Chenoy pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone in January 2014.
Chenoy along with Michael Wilson, Ryan McGinnis, and Jonathan Deleeuw were Florida-based suppliers of Oxycodone. They sold the pills to Steven Kostenblatt of New Hampshire, who was the leader of the conspiracy. Kostenblatt and his then-girlfriend, Jillian Reis distributed the pills to other Oxycodone drug dealers on the South Shore of Massachusetts and in New Hampshire.
Wilson, McGinnis, Deleeuw, Kostenblatt and Reis each previously pleaded guilty in connection with their roles in the conspiracy and have been sentenced to terms ranging from 168 months to 42 months in federal prison.
According to prosecutors, the Florida-based members of the conspiracy obtained Oxycodone pills from one or more so-called pain clinics in or around Boca Raton, Fla. after first obtaining fraudulent MRIs from a mobile MRI trailer located behind a gentlemen’s club. Members of the conspiracy also paid individuals who had obtained prescriptions from the so-called pain clinics for their pills and purchased pills from other drug dealers.
The Florida-based suppliers then delivered the Oxycodone pills to Kostenblatt using various means, including runners and UPS packages. Two runners, Simeon Schwartz, of Florida, and Mark Devereaux, of Massachusetts, also pleaded guilty and have been sentenced.
During the course of the investigation, law enforcement agents seized more than 4,000 Oxycodone 30 mg. pills and in excess of $170,000 in drug proceeds in Boston, South Carolina, and Florida.
Sentences previously imposed on the defendants are as follows:
- Steven Kostenblatt, age 27, of Keene, N.H., was sentenced on May 23, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 168 months in prison and three years supervised release.
- Jillian Reis, age 30, of Boston, Mass., was sentenced on Sept. 11, 2014, by U.S. District Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. to 84 months in prison and three years supervised release.
- Jonathan Deleeuw, age 30, of Lake Worth, Fla., was sentenced on Aug. 8, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 56 months in prison and two years supervised release.
- Ryan McGinnis, age 30, of Lake Worth, Fla., was sentenced on July 31, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 42 months in prison and three years supervised release.
- Michael Wilson, age 30, of Lake Worth, Fla., was sentenced on June 23, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 42 months in prison and one year supervised release.
- Simeon Schwartz, age 26, of Boyton Beach, Fla, was sentenced on June 25, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 26 months in prison and two years supervised release.
- Mark Devereaux, age 25, formerly of Rockland, Mass., was sentenced earlier in the investigation in federal court in the District of Columbia by U.S. District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle to 28 months in prison and three years supervised release.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Michael J. Ferguson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division; and Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan, made the announcement today. Significant assistance was also provided by the Billerica Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office in West Palm Beach, Fla., Charleston, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia, the Massachusetts State Police, the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the Clarendon County South Carolina Sheriff’s Office, the Manchester New Hampshire Police Department, the Hancock New Hampshire Police Department, the Hillsborough County New Hampshire Attorney’s Office, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Arnold of Ortiz’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.