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PILL DEALER GETS FEDERAL PRISON TIME FOR SELLING OXYCODONE IN BECKLEY

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A 27-year-old pill dealer was sentenced today to one year in federal prison for selling oxycodone in Beckley, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Carlos McMillion, of Beckley, previously pleaded guilty in March to distribution of oxycodone. On November 9, 2012, McMillion sold oxycodone pills to a confidential informant working in cooperation with law enforcement authorities.  The illegal pill transaction took place near Beckley. 

The Beckley Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Miller Bushong handled the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge Irene C. Berger. 

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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