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Kingsport drug dealer sentenced to prison

March 3rd, 2014 4:07 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport drug dealer sentenced to prison

A Kingsport man who reportedly conspired to deal 14,000 oxycodone in Northeast Tennessee will serve 270 months in federal prison.

Dustin Patrick Wilcox, AKA "Wiener," 32, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Greeneville. A press release from Eastern District of Tennessee U.S. Attorney William C. Killian says Wilcox had a leadership role in drug and money laundering conspiracies centering around Sullivan County.

Those operations reportedly involved large-scale trafficking of oxycodone, dating back to May of 2008. Many of the pills were obtained from Michigan, Florida and Georgia, then transported back to Northeast Tennessee.

Authorities say the Kingsport residence of Wilcox was a "well-known and commonly used location among other con-conspirators to sell, buy and use drugs."

On two separate occasions in 2012, Wilcox reportedly sold oxycodone to individuals working for law enforcement, and later estimated that he had conspired to distribute 14,000 30 mg pills in the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Prosecutors says Wilcox also sent and orchestrated numerous wire transfers of money to co-conspirators in Detroit, furthering the drug trafficking.

“We are pleased with this significant sentence and it reflects the seriousness of the crimes committed," stated Killian in a press release. "The price for trafficking in prescription pills in the federal system is high, as it should be.” 

Agencies participating in the investigation included the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Kingsport Police Department, and Bristol, Tenn., Police Department.

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