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Schuylkill County Man Sentenced To Prison For Oxycontin Trafficking Conspiracy

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

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 43-year-old Tamaqua, Pennsylvania resident was sentenced to nearly seven months in prison today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik for his role in an Oxycontin trafficking conspiracy that operated in Schuylkill and Berks County in 2011.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Michael Beaver previously admitted to conspiring with at least two others to unlawfully distribute 80mg Oxycontin pills.

     Beaver was indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2011, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police. He pleaded guilty in October 2011.

     Judge Kosik also ordered Beaver to pay a $300 fine and a $100 special assessment. Beaver was placed on supervised release for three years, including six months on home confinement with electronic monitoring.

     Two of Beaver’s co-defendants previously entered guilty pleas in the case. Richard Law was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Stephen Nesspor was sentenced to one year in prison.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.

Updated April 9, 2015