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10-year sentence in oxycodone trafficking case

December 23rd, 2013 9:27 am by Staff Report

10-year sentence in oxycodone trafficking case

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Morristown man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his oxycodone distribution conviction.

Ryan Michael Guesford is one of 12 co-defendants in an indictment filed by federal prosecutors last year following an investigation into their travel by car and airplane to Florida, Georgia and Tennessee to obtain and sell nearly 26,000 doses of oxycodone and other drugs.

All 12 defendants have been convicted, and Guesford is the fourth to be sentenced. The remaining sentencing hearings are scheduled for next year.

U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said in a release Friday that his office is committed to working to cut off the illegal supply of oxycodone and other prescription drugs to East Tennessee, and that criminal organizations involved in trafficking them will be aggressively prosecuted.

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