Posted April 17, 2015, at 6 p.m.
Michael Serritella, 60, of Palm Harbor, Florida, also was sentenced to three years of supervised release, 18 months of which must be served in home confinement, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Serritella pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.
The police investigation revealed that from September 2012, and continuing through June 2013, Serritella mailed 23 packages containing oxycodone pills to Michael Murphy, 54, according to court documents. Murphy distributed the pills in the Harrison area and sent payment to Serritella in Florida.
On June 13, 2013, law enforcement personnel in Maine intercepted a package addressed to Murphy, court documents said. Police found 345 oxycodone pills and a note addressed to Murphy stating the pills would cost $4,000. Law enforcement subsequently arrested Murphy when he arrived to collect the package.
Murphy pleaded guilty in November 2013 to one count each of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a felon in possession of a machine gun.
He was sentenced in June to 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.