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New York man gets nearly six years for oxycodone distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Ajamu Sawandi Osborne, 40, of New York, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison.

In September 2012, Osborne pleaded guilty to possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute. He was arrested June 2012, in Charleston, with 96 oxycodone pills on his person for distribution. Following the arrest, officers searched his residence and recovered 60 additional oxycodone pills, 10 oxymorphone pills and 30.2 grams of MDMA. Officers also found $14,000 in cash, which Osborne admitted was drug proceeds.

In addition to the items recovered from Osborne in June 2012, he also admitted involvement in other oxycodone distributions in the Charleston area prior to his arrest.

United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston imposed the sentence.

The case was investigated by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Unit (MDENT). Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman was in charge of the prosecution.


Updated January 8, 2016

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