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March 3, 2014

Department of Justice

United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee

Carlos Altiery Sentenced To 144 Months For Distributing Heroin And Oxycodone

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On Feb. 28, 2013, Carlos Altiery, of New York City, N.Y., was sentenced to serve a total of 144 months in prison by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Upon his release from prison, Altiery will also be subject to supervised release by the U.S. Probation Office for eight years.

Altiery pleaded guilty in October 2013 to conspiring to distribute heroin and oxycodone in Sullivan County, Tenn. Altiery brought heroin and oxycodone from New York to east Tennessee, traveling on commercial buses. An undercover investigation culminated with his March 2013 arrest at a local bus terminal. He was found to be transporting over 900 bindles of heroin and 100 oxycodone tablets.

U.S. Attorney, William C. Killian noted that law enforcement is seeing a resurgence of heroin and other opioids on the street. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to target and prosecute individuals involved in large scale drug distributions, especially those involving deadly and addictive heroin,” said U.S. Attorney Killian.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the joint investigation included the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Bristol Tennessee Police Department, Second Judicial District Drug Task Force and Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Gregory Bowman represented the United States.

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