15 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Possession

Christy Daniel Cugini Jr. has been adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison for Trafficking in Illegal Drugs – 25 Grams or More (Oxycodone), Possession of
Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone), and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Tramadol). He was convicted in May, following a jury trial in Collier County.

On January 29, 2021, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about possible criminal activity at a residence. Their investigation led to the identification of the defendant and his home address. 

On March 30, 2021, a search warrant was executed by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Bureau and Special Crimes Bureau. The defendant, a licensed endocrinologist, was in the home and was detained.

During the search, narcotics and drug paraphernalia were located, including a duffle bag containing marijuana and numerous prescription drug bottles in other people’s names.

The walk-in closet of the bedroom required a passcode to enter. The defendant provided the code and inside was a safe containing trafficking amounts of drugs and more than $20,000 in cash.

Assistant State Attorney Sarah Woodward prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office