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Cape Cod man sentenced to 25 years in drug conspiracy

June 13, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The second of two brothers from Cape Cod convicted of operating an oxycodone distribution scheme in the region has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.

A U.S. prosecutor in Boston says 36-year-old Stanley Gonsalves of Sandwich, Massachusetts, was also ordered at his sentencing Friday to forfeit almost $4 million in cash and property, including a house and a Cadillac.

He and his younger brother Joshua Gonsalves were convicted last year.

Prosecutors say the brothers’ scheme brought hundreds of thousands of pills to the Cape Cod region and netted $5 million in proceeds. At trial, witnesses testified that couriers transported oxycodone pills from Florida to New England.

Joshua Gonsalves was sentenced in January to 20 years in prison and forfeiture of $1.5 million.

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