WORCESTER – A Whitinsville woman is facing up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million for her role in a conspiracy distributing the amphetamine Adderall.
Meghan Giacomuzzi, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute Adderall and six counts of distributing and dispensing Adderall.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 14.
From Oct. 2016 to Feb. 2018, Giacomuzzi conspired with others to distribute Adderall for uses other than a legitimate medical purpose and not in the usual course of medical practice.
While working for Dr. Leslie Caraceni, at her medical practice in Whitinsville, Giacomuzzi wrote prescriptions for controlled substances, including Adderall, for patients who had not been examined or diagnosed by Caraceni, using prescription pads provided by Caraceni, and then sold the prescriptions to patients. Giacomuzzi would then deliver cash payments to Caraceni at her residence or leave cash in the medical office for Caraceni to collect, while payments made by debit or credit card were paid to a bank account controlled by Caraceni.
Caraceni was charged in Nov. 2018 and has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.
In addition to up to 20 years in prison and $1 million fine, Giacomuzzi faces at least three years of supervised release.