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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Georgia man convicted of oxycodone trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Terence D. Brawner, a 32-year-old Georgia native, was convicted in federal court of prescription painkiller trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

An investigation by the West Virginia State Police and the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, revealed that Brawner collaborated with other individuals to distribute oxycodone in Wetzel County, West Virginia.

Brawner pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Oxycodone.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert McWilliams is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated January 8, 2016