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Monday, April 26, 2010

Department of Justice

United States Attorney James R. Dedrick Eastern District of Tennessee


DOUG BUSSELL PLEADS GUILTY TO OXYCODONE DISTRIBUTION

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn--Douglas Jay Bussell, 56, of Limestone, Tennessee, entered a plea of guilty today, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, at Greeneville, to possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. Sentencing has been set for September 27, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., in United States District Court in Greeneville.

Bussell faces a term of twenty years in prison; a $1,000,000 fine; a minimum of three years on supervised release; and $100 special mandatory assessment.

On July 21, 2009, the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Office Drug Interdiction stopped Bussell’s car on Interstate 26 in Unicoi County on a routine traffic stop. The stop yielded hundreds of controlled substances which were illegally obtained, including oxycodone.

On December 8, 2009, a two-count indictment, which included the aforementioned charges, was returned against Bussell by a federal grand jury sitting in Greeneville, Tennessee. This indictment was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Helen Smith, Assistant United States Attorney represented the United States.

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