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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 17, 2015

Florida Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail and 18 Months Home Confinement For Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone

Contact: Daniel J. Perry
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that Michael Serritella, 60, of Palm Harbor, Florida, was sentenced by United States District Judge Nancy Torresen to 30 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.  The Court imposed an 18 month term of home confinement as one of the conditions of supervised release.   

According to court records, on June 13, 2013, law enforcement personnel in Maine intercepted a package addressed to a person in Harrison. Law enforcement obtained a search warrant to search the package and the ensuing search revealed approximately 345 oxycodone pills and a note addressed to the person in Harrison stating the pills would cost $4,000.  Law enforcement subsequently arrested the person in Harrison after he arrived at the post office and took possession of the package.  Law enforcement personnel subsequently recovered photographic evidence from a post office in Florida that showed the seized package had been mailed by Serritella.

Further investigation revealed that from September 2012, and continuing through May 2013, Serritella mailed an additional twenty-two (22) packages containing oxycodone pills to the person in Harrison, Maine. The person would then distribute the pills in the Harrison area and send payment to Serritella in Florida.

United States Attorney Delahanty said that this operation was successful because of the cooperation of federal and state law enforcement agencies in Maine and Florida.  The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA).

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Updated April 20, 2015