Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

September 27, 2012

9 sentenced in southwest Va. drug trafficking case

Staff Writer
Associated Press

ABINGDON, Va. — ine people have been sentenced in a drug trafficking case in southwest Virginia.

Seven defendants are from southwest Virginia and two are from Detroit. All nine were convicted of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said Thursday that the convictions and sentences stem from a two-year investigation by local, state and federal authorities.

According to court records, the defendants brought oxycodone from Detroit to distribute in the Big Stone Gap area.