February 17, 2011
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Phone Number: (206) 553-1162
Oxycodone Trafficker Gets 24 Months In Prison
BOISE - - Acting Special Agent in Charge, Mark Thomas and U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced February 14, 2011, that Troy Daniel Sabrosky, 21, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced in federal court in Boise to 24 months in person for conspiracy to traffic oxycodone. Sabrosky was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. Sabrosky pled guilty to the charge on September 16, 2010.
Sabrosky, James Toliver Latham, 23, Ryan J. Simmons, 22, and Cooper Chapin, 23, of Twin Falls, Idaho, conspired to distribute oxycodone in the Twin Falls area. In April 2010, the men were charged in an eight count indictment with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and distributing oxycodone from March 2009 to March 2010. According to court documents, the investigation began in September 2009 following information provided to law enforcement alleging Latham’s and other’s involvement in distributing oxycodone. The ensuing investigation over the next eight months involved undercover purchases of oxycodone from the defendants. On numerous occasions, the defendants traveled to the Salt Lake City area, sometimes several times a week, to purchase large quantities of oxycodone. The oxycodone was then sold from the men’s residences in Twin Falls.
Latham and Simmons were sentenced on February 10, 2011, to federal prison for 48 months and 30 months, respectively. Both will be on supervised release for three years after they complete their prison term. U.S. District Court Judge Lodge also ordered the defendants to forfeit $20,000. The four defendants pled guilty last fall to a plea agreement.
Chapin will be sentenced on March 28, 2011. The charges carry a maximum punishment of 20 years on each count, a $1 million fine and a term of supervised release of not more than three years.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Twin Falls Police Department.