FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2012
HUNTINGTON MAN SENTENCED TO OVER EIGHT YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR OXYCODONE DISTRIBUTION
Defendant responsible for distributing 3,500 pills during conspiracy
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin today announced that a Huntington man was sentenced to eight years and one month in federal prison for illegally distributing prescription drugs. Floyd Lewis Miller, 64, of Huntington, previously pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Miller admitted that he participated with other individuals in an illegal oxycodone distribution scheme in and around Huntington. The defendant further admitted that the oxycodone was brought to Huntington from Detroit. On July 2, 2010, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) found Miller and other known associates in possession of 99 80-milligram oxycodone pills. In addition, Miller admitted that on August 30, 2010, he helped facilitate an illegal pill transaction with a confidential informant that resulted in the seizure of 100 80-milligram oxycodone pills.
The Court determined that the defendant was responsible for distributing a total of 3,500 80-milligram oxycodone pills in and around Huntington during the conspiracy.
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 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.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution. United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the sentencing.
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