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Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Oxycodone Charge
Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 04:39 Updated 2 years ago From a Release by U.S. Attorney's Office for Southern District of WV
Wells faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced on December 18, 2012 by United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston.
The U.S. 119 Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is in charge of the prosecution.This case is being 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. 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 in communities across the Southern District.