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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Beckley Woman Sentenced For Obtaining Oxycodone By Fraud

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Crystal Gail Graham, 38, was sentenced today in Beckley, West Virginia, by United States District Court Judge Irene C. Berger to three years of probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.  Graham previously pleaded guilty in November of 2013 to obtaining oxycodone by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception and subterfuge.  Graham was employed as a licensed practical nurse at Beckley’s Jackie Withrow Hospital.  She used her position at the hospital to illegally obtain oxycodone that she later sold to a confidential informant working with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department.  Graham’s employment at the hospital was terminated as a result of the incident.

This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin.  The United States Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin.

Updated January 7, 2015