Two Men Agree to Plead Guilty to Oxycodone Conspiracy
BOSTON – A Medford man and a Pembroke man pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Boston to an oxycodone conspiracy.
Christopher Alonardo, 36, of Medford, agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute oxycodone, and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. U.S. District Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr., deferred accepting Alonardo’s plea until sentencing on March 16, 2017. Kevin Stevens, 51, of Pembroke, pleaded guilty in a separate hearing to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute oxycodone. Judge O’Toole scheduled Stevens’s sentencing for March 28, 2017.
Alonardo and Stevens admitted to conspiring with each other from approximately August 2015 through March 2016. Stevens was stopped by the Massachusetts State Police on Nov. 5, 2015, and was found in possession of 175 30mg pills of oxycodone that were intended for redistribution.
The charge of conspiring to and possessing with intent to distribute oxycodone provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, a minimum of three years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $1 million. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalty. Sentences are imposed by a federal district judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement today. Assistance with the investigation was also provided by the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation, the Massachusetts Department of Correction, and the Boston, Medford and Quincy Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy E. Moran of Ortiz’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit is prosecuting the case.