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November 7, 2012

Department of Justice

United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee


Greeneville Man Sentenced On Oxycodone and Money Laundering Conspiracy Charges

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Tracy Haney, 42, of Greeneville, Tenn., was sentenced on November 7, 2012, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 121 months in federal prison for his participation in a conspiracy responsible for the distribution of large quantities of oxycodone and money laundering in the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Haney participated in a large number of organized trips to various pain clinics with other co-conspirators across the southeast region of the United States to obtain oxycodone pills. The pills were transported back to the Greeneville, Tenn., area and sold. Haney stipulated that he was accountable for a conservative estimate of 4,185 oxycodone pills.

Haney also rented a car in his name that was used by co-defendants Frankie L. Crum and Billy Gene Taylor to drive to Memphis, Tenn., and pick up over 140 pounds of marijuana. On the return trip to Greeneville, Taylor was pulled over by a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer. A search of the trunk of the car resulted in the seizure of 144 pounds of marijuana. Taylor was previously sentenced to serve 144 months in prison for his role in the conspiracy. Sentencing for Crum is set in December 2012.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the investigation which led to indictment and subsequent conviction of Haney and others in the conspiracy include the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Third Judicial District Drug Task Force, Washington County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office, Morristown Tennessee Police Department and Greene County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Taylor represented the United States.

This case was part of the Department's Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) programs. OCDETF is the primary weapon of the United States against the highest level drug trafficking organizations operating within the United States, importing drugs into the United States, or laundering the proceeds of drug trafficking. The HIDTA program enhances and coordinates drug control efforts among local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies. The program provides agencies with coordination, equipment, technology, and additional resources to combat drug trafficking and its harmful consequences in critical regions of the United States.

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