FEDERAL COURT CASE Three Sentenced For Distributing Painkillers In Lincoln County Area
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 20, 2012 1:59 PM EDT
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Three people were sentenced to federal prison Monday for illegally distributing prescription painkillers, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Timothy Joe Terry, 47, of Alkol, Lincoln County, was sentenced to five years in prison, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said in a news release. His co-defendant, Debra Terry, 46, also of Alkol, Lincoln County, was sentenced to four years and two months in prison. A third defendant, Kelly Joe Anderson, 38, of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. Each defendant previously pleaded guilty in June to distribution of oxycodone, the news release said.
The defendants each admitted to participating in a pill scheme that illegally distributed about 5,000 30-milligram oxycodone pills in the Lincoln County area, the release said. The oxycodone pills distributed by the defendants were brought to West Virginia from Columbus, Ohio.
The investigation was conducted by the West Virginia State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney William King handled the prosecution. The sentences were imposed by U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnston.
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