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BOSTON – Three Holyoke residents were charged today with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone.
Angel Luis Medina, 31, Doel Vega, 24, and Luz Eneida Morales, all residents of Holyoke, were indicted with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute the prescription drug oxycodone.
The indictment alleges that between January 2009 and April 11, 2013, the defendants were part of a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance.
The charge of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute the prescription drug oxycodone carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; John J. Arvinitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division; Kevin Niland, Postal Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin O’Regan of Ortiz’s Springfield Office.
The details contained in the Indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.