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Selling Prescription Pills For Profit

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia


Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Marshall Bradford, 68, of Athens, Georgia, was sentenced today before the Honorable C. Ashley Royal, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia in Macon, Georgia.

Mr. Bradford had earlier entered a guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute Alprazolam (Xanax), a Schedule IV controlled substance.  Mr. Bradford also admitted that he was selling the Alprazolam (Xanax) for profit.

Court records revealed that Mr. Bradford was under state supervision for unlawful possession of prescription pills, which allowed authorities to search his residence after receiving information from a reliable source, that Mr. Bradford was selling prescription pills from his residence.  During the search of the home, officers located $7,000.00 in cash, digital scales, and a tally sheet along with 339 Alprazolam (Xanax) pills. 

Judge Royal imposed a sentence of thirty-seven (37) months imprisonment to be followed by two (2) years of supervised release and a $100.00 mandatory assessment fee.  The federal sentence will run consecutive with Mr. Bradford’s probation revocation sentence in Elbert County, Georgia.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Tamara Jarrett prosecuted the case for the Government.

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2602.

Updated February 19, 2015