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TENNESSEE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL OXYCODONE CHARGE
Defendant admits to distributing a total of more than 3000 pills during illegal scheme

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Tennessee man pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.  Jerry Alan Davis, 42, of Chattanooga, Tenn., admitted that from June 8, 2011 until February 3, 2012, he conspired with a known associate to illegally distribute oxycodone pills in and around Beaver, Raleigh County, W.Va.  Davis further admitted that on several occasions, he and his associate transported oxycodone pills from the Chattanooga, Tenn. area to sell in and around Beaver, W.Va.  Davis also admitted that his car was used to transport the oxycodone pills from Chattanooga to a motel in Beaver, W.Va. 

Davis admitted that on two occasions on February 3, 2012, individuals cooperating with law enforcement authorities obtained 50 30-milligram oxycodone pills from him and his associate while inside of their rented motel room in Raleigh County, W.Va.  On February 3, 2012, law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s motel room and seized a quantity of oxycodone pills and buy money that was used in the controlled drug transactions.  Davis admitted that he is responsible for distributing a total of 3200 30-milligram oxycodone pills over an eight-month period.     

Davis faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced on November 29, 2012, by United States District Judge Irene C. Berger. 

The Raleigh County Sherriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney John File is in charge of the prosecution. 

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