Pittston man gets prison in oxycodone case

Posted Feb. 28, 2010, at 8:52 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Pittston man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to nearly 4.5 years in federal prison for having oxycodone mailed from Florida to Maine for nine months in 2008.

George David Lavoie, 51, also was sentenced to three years of supervised release after he completes his prison term.

In addition, Lavoie was ordered to forfeit $50,000 in cash and his property at 18 Lavoie Way in Pittston.

Lavoie in November waived indictment and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intention to distribute oxycodone, a highly addictive opium derivative prescribed for chronic pain.

He faced up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

When Lavoie was arrested in November 2008, investigators found 531 80-milligram oxycodone pills in his truck and a safe in his Pittston home, according to court documents.

Court documents do not explain what information led investigators to suspect Lavoie was selling the painkiller.

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