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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shady Spring Woman Sentenced For Selling Oxycodone

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Phyllis Morris, age 38, was sentenced today in Beckley, West Virginia, by United States District Court Judge Irene C. Berger to one year in federal prison.  Morris previously plead guilty in January of 2014, to distributing oxycodone, a powerful and addictive prescription pain killer.  Morris admitted that in March of 2013, she sold oxycodone pills to a confidential informant who was working with the Beckley Police Department Drug Unit.  The drug deal took place at a restaurant/bar in Shady Spring, West Virginia. 

The case was investigated by the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit.

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