Pawtucket woman sentenced to prison for participation in opioid prescription conspiracy

Pawtucket woman sentenced to prison for participation in opioid prescription conspiracy

PROVIDENCE – A Pawtucket woman who admitted to participating with three other people in a conspiracy to create fraudulent prescriptions for opioid pills using stolen medical practitioner identification numbers has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.

Victoria Rose-Coccia, 29, was also ordered to serve 3 years supervised release upon completion of her term of incarceration. Rose-Coccia pleaded guilty on Feb. 28 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute Oxycodone.

The U.S. sentencing guidelines range of imprisonment in this matter is 108 to 135 months. The government recommended the court impose a sentence of 44 months in prison.

According to information presented to the court, between January 2014 and September 2016, Rose-Coccia participated in a conspiracy to create and fill fraudulent Oxycodone prescriptions. The fraudulently obtained pills were then sold to others.

At the time of her guilty plea, Rose-Coccia admitted to the court that in addition to assisting in the overall operation of the conspiracy, she filled fraudulent Oxycodone prescriptions in her name, which the group then sold.

Three other people, Michael Slonski, 48, of Johnston, and David Rose, 59, and Robert Rose, 52, of Providence, have pleaded guilty to charges related to their participation in the conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.

Rose-Coccia’s sentence is announced by U.w. Attorney Stephen Dambruch and Jeffrey Ebersole, resident agent in Ccarge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dulce Donovan.