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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Three sentenced for oxycodone trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Three individuals were sentenced in federal court today for oxycodone trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.  

Georgia native Terrence D. Brawner, 33, was sentenced today to 77 months in prison for oxycodone trafficking in Wetzel County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in January 2015 to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Oxycodone,” following an investigation by the West Virginia State Police and the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative.

Benjamin P. McGee, 30, of Bellaire, Ohio, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for oxycodone trafficking in Wetzel County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in August 2014 to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Oxycodone,” following an investigation by the West Virginia State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Alisha Letts, 31, of Moundsville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to three years of probation for her role in an oxycodone distribution operation in which prescription pills were shipped from California into Marshall County, West Virginia for redistribution and sale. She pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Oxycodone,” following an investigation by the Marshall County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Bernard prosecuted Letts while Robert McWilliams prosecuted McGee and Brawner on behalf of the government.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 8, 2016