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Two Sentenced In Federal Court For Obtaining Oxycodone By Fraud

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that two Beckley area residents were sentenced today in federal court for obtaining oxycodone by fraud.  Sherry Lively, age 46, of Crab Orchard, West Virginia and Justin Woodie, age 22, of Beckley, West Virginia received prison sentences for six months and three months, respectively.  The defendants, who plead guilty in January of 2014, forged prescriptions for oxycodone on stolen prescription pads and presented them to Beckley area pharmacies to be filled. 

These cases were investigated by the DEA.

These cases were 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