News Release
For Immediate Release:
April 27, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Charlestown Man Charged With Conspiracy To Distribute Oxycodone

APR 27 -- BOSTON, Mass. - A Charlestown man was charged today in U.S. District Court in Boston with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

Steven Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration – Boston Field Division and United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and , announced today that MATTHEW

MCDONALD , 26, of Charlestown, Massachusetts, was charged in a one-count indictment with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The Indictment alleges MCDONALD participated in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone from in or about April 2008 through in or about October 2009.

If convicted on this charge, MCDONALD faces up to 20 years imprisonment, to be followed by at least three years supervised release and a $1 million fine.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Tactical Diversion Squad, which is comprised of investigators from the DEA and the Worcester, Westborough, North Andover, North Reading, and Burlington Police Departments.