For Immediate Release - March 31, 2014

Terrence M. Silvera conviction

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that Terrence M. Silvera of Hyannis (DOB: 01/25/1987) was found guilty on March 24, 2014 by a Barnstable District Court jury of Possession of a Class B Substance, oxycodone. The Honorable Joan E. Lynch sentenced Mr. Silvera to one year in the Barnstable County Correctional Facility.

The charges related to an incident that occurred on May 21, 2011, when officers of the Barnstable County Street Crimes Unit observed Mr. Silvera make a suspected narcotics purchase near the intersection of Louis St. and Grove St. in Hyannis. Mr. Silvera noticed the officers and quickly walked away. Officers retraced his steps and recovered a bag containing eleven oxycodone pills from the ground where he walked. Later that night, Mr. Silvera returned to the area to try and retrieve the bag. When confronted by officers, he admitted that he had purchased the pills just prior to seeing the police and had dropped them out of fear of discovery.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michael D. Donovan and investigated by the Barnstable County Street Crimes Unit.