Farmington Man Guilty of Selling Prescribed Oxycodone Pills
FARMINGTON, Conn. - Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, today announced that, on November 9, a federal jury in New Haven found ANTHONY HARRIS, 53, of Farmington, guilty of multiple count involving the illegal distribution of oxycodone.
According to the evidence disclosed during the trial, Harris, who was prescribed oxycodone for a medical condition, unlawfully sold hundreds of oxycodone pills to another individual approximately every three weeks over the course of more than three years. The individual who purchased the pills sold them to customers in the Bristol area.
The jury found Harris guilty of four counts of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, oxycodone, and not guilty of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, oxycodone.
Harris is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer on February 2, 2023, at which time Harris faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years on each count of conviction.
Harris was arrested on June 3, 2021. He released on a $50,000 bond pending sentencing.
This matter has been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad and the Bristol Police Department. The Tactical Diversion Squad includes officers from the Bristol, East Windsor, Hamden, New Britain, West Haven, Newington, Manchester, Glastonbury and Watertown Police Departments. Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Conor M. Reardon and Nathaniel J. Gentile.