FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 20, 2012
THREE PILL DEALERS SENTENCED TO PRISON ON FEDERAL PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLER DISTRIBUTION CHARGES
Conspiracy responsible for distributing 5,000 oxycodone pills in and around Lincoln Co.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Three pill dealers were sentenced to federal prison today for illegally distributing prescription painkillers, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Timothy Joe Terry, 47, of Alkol, Lincoln County, W.Va., was sentenced to five years in prison. His co-defendant, Debra Terry, 46, also of Alkol, Lincoln County, was sentenced to four years and two months in prison. A third defendant, Kelly Joe Anderson, 38, of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. Each defendant previously pleaded guilty in June to distribution of oxycodone.
The defendants each admitted to participating in a pill scheme that illegally distributed approximately 5,000 30-milligram oxycodone pills in and around Lincoln County, W.Va. The oxycodone pills distributed by the defendants were brought to West Virginia from Columbus, Ohio.
The investigation was conducted by the West Virginia State Police. Assistant United States Attorney William King handled the prosecution. The sentences were imposed by United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston.The cases were 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 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is 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.