Shelton man gets federal prison on oxycodone distribution offenses
SHELTON — A city man who faced up to 20 years in prison was sentenced Wednesday to serve 30 days in federal prison for distributing oxycodone, officials said.
Salvatore Perry could’ve been sentenced to the maximum term of 20 years in federal prison during his sentencing. Instead, Judge Victor Bolden — a federal judge in Bridgeport — sentenced 45-year-old Perry to serve 30 days in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, a news release from U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham said.
Bolden ordered Perry to serve the first six months of his supervised released in home confinement.
Court documents showed that between September 2017 and November 2018, law enforcement made five controlled purchases of oxycodone pills from Perry. During each transaction, authorities said, Perry sold roughly 30 to 60 pills.
The news release indicated that Perry got the pills from at least two other individuals who had prescriptions for the drugs.
Perry was arrested Dec. 4, 2018, after investigators searched his home and seized oxycodone pills and his cellphone, which had evidence of the drug sales.
On Oct. 24, 2019, Perry pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, oxycodone.
Perry, who was released on a $25,000 bond, was told to report to prison on Feb. 7 to begin his sentence.