January 28, 2014
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
Scarborough Man Sentenced To Nine Years On Drug And Health Care Fraud Charges
PORTLAND, Maine - John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Adam Goodwin, 39, of Scarborough, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Singal to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and health care fraud. Goodwin pled guilty to the charges on July 29, 2013.
According to Court records, between February 2010 and November 2010, Goodwin, Neal Laverriere, and others received over 150 fraudulent oxycodone prescriptions for more than 13,000 pills from Dr. John Perry for no medical purpose. The prescriptions were filled at pharmacies in southern Maine and the oxycodone pills were sold. Goodwin used proceeds from these illegal sales to finance a nightclub venture in Westbrook that was to be known as “Dreamers.” The illegal activities ended in November 2010 when Dr. Perry’s offices were searched. Dreamers never opened. Perry was sentenced on June 21, 2013 to 8 years in prison. Laverriere was sentenced on December 17, 2013 to 38 months in prison.
This case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Biddeford and Westbrook Police Departments, and the State of Maine Health Care Crimes Unit. .