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Oldsmar man sentenced for Oxycodone distribution


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An Oldsmar man was sentenced to two years, nine months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone.

As part of the sentence, 33-year-old Rick Higgins also was ordered to serve three years’ probation and pay $239,000, the proceeds of his Oxycodone distribution.

Higgins pleaded guilty on Oct. 16.

According to court documents, Higgins mailed packages of Oxycodone to a co-conspirator in the Boston area for a period of 2-3 years. Higgins received payments of more than $239,000 from cash bank deposits made in Massachusetts into accounts that he controlled.

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