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Connecticut Man Sentenced to Over Eight Years for Conspiring to Distribute Oxycodone

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Michael Vicente, 29, of Waterbury, Connecticut, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 100 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute oxycodone.  He pleaded guilty on June 1, 2017.


According to court records, between June 2013 and April 2015, Vicente supplied about 15,000 30 mg oxycodone tablets to conspirators who distributed them in Central Maine. Conspirators from Maine travelled to Connecticut on a weekly basis to obtain the drugs from Vicente.  On April 16, 2015, law enforcement agents and officers executed search warrants at the Central Maine residences of two co-conspirators and seized oxycodone, other controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and firearms.  Vicente was arrested after being identified as the source of the drugs.   


The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of the Waterville Police Department.  This case was investigated and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.


Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated November 8, 2017

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