FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 17, 2013
PUTNAM MAN SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGAL OXYCODONE DISTRIBUTION
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A 50-year-old Putnam County man was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for selling powerful prescription painkillers, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Terry Lee Hagan, of Culloden, W.Va., previously pleaded guilty in August to distribution of oxycodone. Hagan’s sentence was handed down today by Chief United States District Judge Robert Chambers in federal court in Huntington.
An extensive criminal record and a history of numerous drug sales combined to produce Hagan’s lengthy sentence.
On May 29, 2012, Hagan sold 4 30-milligram and 2 15-milligram oxycodone pills to a confidential informant working in cooperation with law enforcement authorities in exchange for $225. The illegal pill transaction took place at Hagan’s Culloden residence.
Hagan admitted that he was responsible for numerous other illegal oxycodone distribution transactions that took place in and around the Southern District of West Virginia.
Hagan was previously convicted of five felonies between May 1981 and April 2012 in the Circuit Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey 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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