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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Greenbrier County man pleads guilty to Federal crime involving oxycodone

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A Greenbrier County man pleaded guilty today to a federal crime involving the distribution of oxycodone, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. Ronald Ray McMillion, 63, of Renick, entered his guilty plea to interstate travel to facilitate an unlawful activity.

McMillion admitted that in February 2014, he traveled from Renick to the Baltimore area to obtain oxycodone pills, and that he then traveled back to Renick and sold some of the pills. He further admitted that he had sold oxycodone in Greenbrier County both before and after that trip.

McMillion faces up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on August 17, 2016. 

The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney John File is handling the prosecution. The plea hearing was held before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger.

This prosecution is 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 U.S. 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 in communities across the Southern District. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 26, 2016