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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 29, 2016

Michigan man pleads guilty to selling prescription painkillers

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jeremy Colby Vickerson, 27, of Canton, Michigan, pled guilty in federal court in Clarksburg today to oxycodone trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Vickerson sold oxycodone in July 2015 near a video arcade facility in Harrison County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone within 100 feet of a Video Arcade Facility.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $4,000,000. 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 Shawn Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Street Crimes and Drug Unit and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 29, 2016