8 men arrested in 1,000 pill a week prescription drug ring bust

Frank J. Stillo Jr. of Pohatcong Township, was charged with being the leader of a narcotics trafficking ring and conspiracy to distribute Oxycontin and other controlled dangerous substances. His bail is set at $200,000 bail.

His two sons and five others were charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substances.  Those arrested are Jonathan W. Stillo,   Brandon M. Stillo,  Anthony Giammona, Ronald P. Richie, Richard Faranda,  Alexander E. Johnson  and Daniel Moore.

Authorities said that Frank Stillo would obtain Oxycontin and other prescription drugs in Essex County and distribute them in Warren County to people who would in turn distribute the drugs to others.  They allege that about 1,000 pills a week were being purchased and distributed, ranging in size from 10 to 80 milligram pills and in price from $10 to $65 a pill.  The arrests capped a more than three-month undercover drug operation.

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Posted on June 25, 2009, in News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on 8 men arrested in 1,000 pill a week prescription drug ring bust.

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