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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 16, 2015

Miami Man Sentenced To 170 Months In Prison For Prescription Drug Diversion Conspiracy

Tens of Thousands of Pills Diverted to Middle Tennessee

Rashad Woodside, 38, of Miami, Florida, was sentenced on March 12, 2015, to 170 months in prison by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Kevin H. Sharp, for conspiring to possess and distribute a variety of diverted prescription drugs, including Oxycodone and Oxymorphone, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Woodside pleaded guilty to the charges in July 2014.

During testimony at the sentencing hearing, it was revealed that over a period of several years, Woodside sent tens of thousands of diverted prescription pills from Miami, Florida to two of his co-defendants who resided in the Middle District of Tennessee. Judge Sharp described Woodside as an “opportunist” and found that he held a leadership role in the conspiracy.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Lebanon Police Department, and the United States Postal Inspection Service. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent A. Hannafan.

Updated March 27, 2015