PRESCRIPTION DRUG SENTENCE Mercer Man Sentenced For Illegally Possessing Prescription Drugs
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 17, 2012 4:59 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 17, 2012 5:05 PM EDT
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A Mercer County man was sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison for illegally possessing prescription drugs.
Adrian Alexander Wilson, 33, of Bluefield previously pleaded guilty in June to possession with intent to distribute a quantity of hydromorphone, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s Office. Hydromorphone is better known by the powerful prescription painkiller name, Dilaudid.
On Jan. 26, 2011, law enforcement officers found 79 hydromorphone pills and $635 cash in the console of a vehicle in which the defendant was a passenger. Wilson admitted to police that the pills and the money were his. Wilson further admitted that he intended to sell the pills and also admitted that the $635 found by police were proceeds from prior drug sales.
The prosecution was brought as a part of the Bluefield Pill Initiative. The Bluefield Pill Initiative is a collaborative, multi-agency regional law enforcement effort designed to halt prescription drug trafficking in Mercer, McDowell and Wyoming counties.
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