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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Leominster Man Sentenced for Distributing Oxycodone

BOSTON – A Leominster man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester for distributing Oxycodone pills and possessing two loaded guns.

Alexander Dufault, 23, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release.  On Dec. 6, 2016, Dufault pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute Oxycodone and one count of attempt to possess with intent to distribute Oxycodone. 

For roughly 18 months in 2015 and 2016, Dufault participated in a conspiracy to buy and sell Oxycodone pills in the Leominster area.  This conspiracy was responsible for the distribution of more than 12,000 Oxycodone 30 mg. pills.  Dufault was arrested in April 2016 while en route to meet a cooperating defendant, whom Dufault believed was going to sell him 800 Oxycodone 30 mg. pills.  At the time of his arrest, Dufault had in his possession $19,200, which was the agreed-upon purchase price for the pills.  After Dufault’s arrest, officers executed a search warrant at Dufault’s residence where they seized $66,320 in cash from a safe in Dufault’s bedroom,  a loaded .40 caliber firearm that was also inside the safe and a loaded .22 caliber long rifle from Dufault’s bedroom.

Two other individuals were previously convicted and sentenced in connection with this investigation.  On Aug. 24, 2016, Joseph Waterhouse, 75, of Pepperell, was sentenced to time-served and three years of supervised release, with the first year to be served in home confinement.  On Dec. 19, 2016, Curtis Boisseau, 31, of Ayer, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison and three years of supervised release.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Michael Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Townsend Police Chief Richard B. Bailey; and Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan made the announcement today.  Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Arnold of Weinreb’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case. 

Drug Trafficking
Updated October 24, 2017