News Release
Date: February 14, 2012
Contact: Tony Pettigrew
Public Information Officer
Number: 617-557-2138

Firefighter Charged With Oxycodone, Steroid Distribution

FEB 14 – (Boston) - An Attleboro, Massachusetts firefighter was charged in federal court with distributing oxycodone and steroids.

Michael B. Wilson, 49, was charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone and anabolic steroids and possession with intent to distribute and distribution of oxycodone and anabolic steroids.

The complaint affidavit alleges that Wilson, a sworn Attleboro firefighter with multiple prior criminal convictions, engaged in several oxycodone and steroid transactions with a DEA confidential source. It is alleged that during recorded phone calls between Wilson and the confidential source setting up these transactions, specific details regarding distribution-level quantities of oxycodone and steroids were discussed. On Feb. 1, 2012, after engaging in a series of calls with a confidential source, Wilson allegedly purchased 100 30-mg oxycodone pills from the confidential source at Wilson’s home in Attleboro. During this meeting, Wilson also allegedly sold the confidential source anabolic steroids. Wilson was arrested following the meeting.

If convicted on the oxycodone and steroid charges, Wilson faces up to 20 years in prison to be followed by up to three years of supervised release and a $1 million fine.

Wilson appeared in U.S. District Court in Boston today for an initial appearance and was ordered detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for Feb. 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. before the Honorable Judith G. Dein.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Kevin Lane, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Boston Field Division, Chief Kyle P. Heagney of the Attleboro Police Department and Michael G. Bellotti, Norfolk County Sheriff made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Zachary R. Hafer and David J. D’Addio of Ortiz’s Organized Crime/Drug Enforcement Task Force Unit.

The details contained in the complaint affidavit are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.