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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 1, 2019

Michigan man sentenced for oxycodone distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Sean Miller Phillips, Jr., of Eastpointe, Michigan, was sentenced today to 18 months incarceration for oxycodone distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Phillips, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Oxycodone” in November 2018. Phillips admitted to selling oxycodone in March 2017 in Monongalia County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Prescription Drugs
Updated April 1, 2019