January 28, 2013
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
South Shore Drug Traffickers Charged In Oxycodone Distribution Ring
BOSTON - John J. Arvanitis, the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Carmen Ortiz, United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts announced seven individuals were charged today in federal court with conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone. Charged in a criminal complaint with the drug conspiracy, Steven Dunn, 47, of Brockton; Robert Henriques, 55, of Brockton; Jodi Kilday, 46, of Brockton; Jose Silva, 34, of Whitman; Gail Fitzgibbons, 30, of Abington; Gennaro “Jerry” Dellatorre, 35, of Abington; and Adam Roberts, 29, of Brockton. Dunn, Henriques, Kilday, Fitzgibbons, Dellatorre were all arrested this morning. Silva was previously in state custody.
According to the criminal complaint affidavit, a Court-authorized wiretap was utilized to intercept communication between the defendants over the course of approximately eight months.
It is alleged that Roberts sold and distributed wholesale quantities of Oxycodone to Dunn and others throughout the South Shore. On Aug. 21, 2012, shortly after purchasing a quantity of
Oxycodone from Fitzgibbons, Roberts was arrested and 274 Oxycodone pills were seized. Dunn purchased wholesale quantities of Oxycodone from Roberts, Kilday and others, and then distributed the pills to “street level” customers through Henriques. Silva sold wholesale quantities of Oxycodone to Fitgibbons and Dellatorre. On Dec. 8, 2012 Silva was arrested while returning from New York and 1,744 Oxycodone pills were seized.
“These arrests demonstrate the commitment of DEA and our law enforcement partners in targeting and bringing to justice those responsible for illegally supplying and distributing Oxycodone in our neighborhoods,” said Special Agent in Charge John Arvanitis. “We are steadfast in our commitment to assisting communities who suffer through the abuse of diverted prescription medicines.”
U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said, “I want to acknowledge the unprecedented cooperation in this investigation between federal, state and local authorities, which reached from Southeastern Massachusetts to New York to Florida.”According to court documents, from June 2012 through December 2012, Dunn, Henriques, Kilday, Silva, Fitzgibbons, Dellatorre and Roberts purchased, sold, and distributed wholesale quantities of Oxycodone.