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Southbridge Man Sentenced for Dealing Oxycodone

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts


BOSTON – A Southbridge man was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester for distributing oxycodone.

John Tautenhan III, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to two years in prison and two years of supervised release. In April 2017, Tautenhan pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute oxycodone and one count of distribution of oxycodone.

In June 2016, Tautenhan was arrested and charged along with three others for distributing oxycodone in Worcester County. Tautenhan sold oxycodone pills to an undercover officer on nine occasions. In addition, a Court authorized wiretap evidenced that Tautenhan actively distributed oxycodone in and around Southbridge.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Michael Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; and Southbridge Police Chief Shane Woodson made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg A. Friedholm of Weinreb’s Worcester Branch Office prosecuted the case.

Updated September 1, 2017

Drug Trafficking