Four Charged for Trafficking Large Amounts of Oxycodone

May 6, 2010 Updated: May 6, 2010

Four men were charged for dealing approximately 120,000 Oxycodone pills in and around Bridgeport, Conn., according to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday.

Raymond Capozziello headed the ring that made over $7 million by trafficking the pills. Half of the pills sold were 80-milligram OxyContin tablets that would sell for as much as $80 per pill as a replacement for heroin and other opiates.

Capozziello managed two men who would travel from Connecticut to a Manhattan pharmacist and make illegal transactions. The two men would then transport the pills to Capozziello, who sold them around Bridgeport.

The men face as many as 20 years in prison and $1 million in fines.