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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monroe Drug Dealer Sentenced

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Joshua Smith, aged 29, of Monroe, Georgia, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge C. Ashley Royal on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, to serve over 12 years (151 months) in Federal prison for distribution of oxycodone.  

Mr. Smith entered a plea of guilty to the charges on September 9, 2013.  As part of his plea agreement, Mr. Smith admitted that on July 12, 2012, he sold Roxicodone (oxycodone hydrochloride) tablets to an undercover detective.  Mr. Smith also admitted to other similar drug transactions with the undercover detective.

“Unfortunately, the Middle District of Georgia is not immune from the scourge of illegal prescription drug distribution.  At least we can take some comfort in knowing that for the next 12 years, Mr. Smith won’t be peddling his pills on our streets or in our neighborhoods,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.

The case was investigated by the City of Monroe, Georgia Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Danial E. Bennett.

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2603.

Updated February 19, 2015