Putnam Man Sentenced in Huntington to Federal Prison

Updated 6 years ago From a Release by U.S. Attorney's Office for Southern District of WV

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A 50-year-old Putnam County man  was sentenced  to 18 years in prison for selling powerful prescription   painkillers, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Terry Lee Hagan, of Culloden, W.Va.,  previously pleaded guilty in August to distribution of oxycodone.  Hagan’s sentence was handed down today by  Chief United States District Judge Robert Chambers in federal court in  Huntington. 

An extensive criminal record and a history of  numerous drug sales combined to produce Hagan’s lengthy sentence.

On May 29, 2012, Hagan sold 4 30-milligram and 2  15-milligram oxycodone pills to a confidential informant working in cooperation  with law enforcement authorities in exchange for $225.  The illegal pill  transaction took place at Hagan’s Culloden residence.  

Hagan admitted that he was responsible for numerous  other illegal oxycodone distribution transactions that took place in and around  the Southern District of West Virginia. 

Hagan was previously convicted of five felonies  between May 1981 and April 2012 in the Circuit Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga  County, Ohio.  

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of  Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.   Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey handled the  prosecution. 


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.  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. 

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