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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Lumberton Man Sentenced for Drug Distribution

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced ANTHONY ANDREWS, 51, of Lumberton, North Carolina, to 132 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

ANDREWS was named in an Indictment filed on March 15, 2016, charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute Endocet, Methadone, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and Oxymorphone.  On October 11, 2016, ANDREWS pled guilty. 

According to the investigation, from June 2012 until April 2015, ANDREWS conspired with, among others, Dr. Donovan Dixon to distribute large volumes of prescription drugs in the Robeson County area unlawfully. ANDREWS would provide Dixon with names of individuals, and Dixon would then write prescriptions for those individuals in exchange for cash. ANDREWS would then sell those prescription drugs on the streets of Robeson County.

For information concerning the court’s sentence of Dr. Dixon please click on this link https://go.usa.gov/xPG7Z

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Tactical Diversion Squad.  Assistance was also provided by the State Bureau of Investigation, Diversion and Environmental Crime Unit, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Fayetteville Police Department.

Topic(s): 
Prescription Drugs
Updated November 15, 2018