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DETROIT MAN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN FOUR YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGAL OXYCODONE POSSESSION

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Detroit man was sentenced to four years and seven months in federal prison for illegal possession of prescription painkillers.  Randall Justin McGee, 25, of Detroit, was found guilty during a January bench trial of possession with intent to distribute quantities of oxycodone and oxymorphone.  Trial evidence revealed that on July 26, 2011, law enforcement officers with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that was occupied by McGee.  A subsequent search conducted by officers of the defendant’s person revealed a bag containing 151 oxymorphone pills and 246 oxycodone pills.      

The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman handled the prosecution. 

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. 

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