Lowell Man Sentenced in Trafficking Conspiracy Involving Counterfeit Pills Containing Methamphetamine

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BOSTON – A Lowell man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving methamphetamine disguised as counterfeit Adderall pills.

Vimoon Sortsoy, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. On Dec. 15, 2021, Sortsoy pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.

Sortsoy conspired to distribute counterfeit prescription pills pressed to resemble Adderall that in fact contained methamphetamine in the Lowell area. In a series of controlled purchases conducted by law enforcement between approximately September 2019 and August 2020, Sortsoy sold hundreds of counterfeit pills containing methamphetamine, totaling over 400 grams.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Lowell Police Chief Raymond Kelly Richardson made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Hoefle of Rollins’ Organized Crime & Gang Unit prosecuted the case.