Columbia Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone
Contact Person: Bill Day (803) 929-3000
Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated that John Lanier Britt, age 52, of Columbia, South Carolina was sentenced Tuesday to one hundred months imprisonment to be followed by six years Supervised Release for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, a violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846, by Chief United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten.
Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Britt was involved in the illegal distribution of oxycodone, a powerful prescription pain medication, for more than three years. Audio and video recordings of Britt selling oxycodone were made during the investigation. A search of Britt's house was conducted when Britt was arrested resulting in drugs being seized and evidence being found that Britt had sold almost 300 pills in the three days before he was arrested.
The case was investigated by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Diversion and the Richland County Sherriff’s office. Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day, II of the Columbia office prosecuted the case.