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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 23, 2014

Maryville Man Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Drug And Firearm Offenses

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - On May 23, 2014, Dustin Morgan, 36, of Maryville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 204 months in federal prison by the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The sentence was the result of a conviction at trial in October 2013 on an indictment charging him with drug and firearm offenses in conjunction with Breakthrough Pain Therapy Center in Maryville. Morgan’s step-father, Randy Kincaid and mother, Sandra Kincaid, co-owners of Breakthrough, and family member Wendi Henry were also convicted. Randy Kincaid was sentenced to 830 months and the other co-conspirators are awaiting sentencing.

The indictment and subsequent conviction of Morgan and his co-defendants resulted from a lengthy investigation by the Internal Revenue Service–Criminal Investigation Division, Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force, and Drug Enforcement Administration into illegal distribution of narcotics, structuring of monetary transactions and money laundering associated with Breakthrough Pain Therapy Center. Breakthrough ceased operation in December 2010 when federal and local law enforcement agents seized significant quantities of prescription narcotic pain pills, firearms, and nearly $700,000 in cash from the Center and the conspirators./p>

U.S. Attorney William C. Killian said, “The cooperation and diligence of these local, state and federal agencies resulted in an appropriately severe sentence for this individual who was illegally distributing large amounts of addictive pills in East Tennessee.”

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer Kolman and Frank M. Dale, Jr. represented the United States during the trial and sentencing.

Updated March 18, 2015