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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pawtucket Woman Sentenced for Participation in Opioid Prescription Conspiracy

PROVIDENCE, RI – A Pawtucket woman who admitted to participating with three other individuals in a conspiracy to create fraudulent prescriptions for opioid pills using stolen medical practitioner identification numbers has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison.

Victoria Rose-Coccia, 29, was also ordered to serve 3 years supervised release upon completion of her term of incarceration. Rose-Coccia pleaded guilty on February 28, 2018, to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute Oxycodone.

The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines range of imprisonment in this matter is 108 to 135 months. The government recommended the court impose a sentence of 44 months in prison.

According to information presented to the Court, between January 2014 and September 2016, Rose-Coccia participated in a conspiracy to create and fill fraudulent Oxycodone prescriptions. The fraudulently obtained pills were then sold to others.

At the time of her guilty plea, Rose-Coccia admitted to the Court that in addition to assisting in the overall operation of the conspiracy, she filled fraudulent Oxycodone prescriptions in her name which the group then sold.

Three other individuals, Michael Slonski, 48, of Johnston, and David Rose, 59, and Robert Rose, 52, of Providence, have pleaded guilty to charges related to their participation in the conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.

Rose-Coccia’s sentence is announced by United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch and Jeffrey J. Ebersole, Resident Agent in Charge of the United States Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dulce Donovan.

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Topic(s): 
Opioids
Component(s): 
Contact: 
Jim Martin (401) 709-5357
Press Release Number: 
18-83
Updated July 10, 2018