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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Whitinsville Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Adderall

BOSTON – A Whitinsville woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in Worcester to her role in a conspiracy to distribute the amphetamine Adderall.

Meghan Giacomuzzi, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute Adderall and six counts of distributing and dispensing Adderall. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman scheduled sentencing for May 14, 2019. Giacomuzzi was charged by Information in November 2018.

Between October 2016 and February 2018, Giacomuzzi conspired with others to distribute Adderall, an amphetamine, for uses other than a legitimate medical purpose and not in the usual course of medical practice. While working for Leslie Caraceni, M.D., at her medical practice in Whitinsville, Giacomuzzi wrote prescriptions for controlled substances, including Adderall, for patients who had not been examined or diagnosed by Caraceni, using prescription pads provided by Caraceni, and then sold the prescriptions to patients. Giacomuzzi would then deliver cash payments to Caraceni at her residence or leave cash in the medical office for Caraceni to collect, while payments made by debit or credit card were paid to a bank account controlled by Caraceni.

Caraceni was charged in November 2018 and has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.

The charge of conspiracy to distribute, dispense, and possess with intent to distribute Adderall carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, at least three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1 million. The charge of distributing, dispensing, and possessing with the intent of distributing Adderall also carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, at least three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Estes of Lelling’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 14, 2019