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HUNTINGTON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL OXYCODONE CHARGE

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Floyd Lewis Miller, 64, of Huntington, pleaded guilty today in federal court before United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers to conspiracy to distribute a quantity of oxycodone.    Miller admitted that he participated with other individuals in the distribution of oxycodone that was transported from Detroit to Huntington.  Miller further admitted that on July 2, 2010, he and other known associates were found to be in possession of 99 80-milligram oxycodone pills after arranging the transaction with an undercover agent working for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  In addition, Miller admitted that on August 30, 2010, he helped facilitate a transaction with an informant that resulted in the seizure of 100 80-milligram oxycodone pills. 

Miller faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced on July 16, 2012. 

This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, remain committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District. 

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is in charge of the prosecution. 

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