Tag Archives: trafficking

3 members of alleged oxycodone ring plead guilty

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Three people who police say were involved in an oxycodone distribution ring in Hancock County have pleaded guilty and received jail sentences.

Wendy G. Cassidy, 31, of Bucksport; Brandie M. Higgins, 39, of Eastbrook; and Joel O. Allen Jr., 27, of Orland, were each sentenced in Hancock County Unified Criminal Court earlier this month. All were arrested last December Continue reading

As oxycodone case shows, today’s drug dealer uses prescription pads

Perhaps one day law enforcement officials will acknowledge that Las Vegas has emerged as a national crossroads for oxycodone abuse and trafficking.

Until then, a growing stack of anecdotal evidence will suffice.

Hospital administrators, fire department paramedics and Metro cops see the problem of oxycodone abuse up close every day. Local emergency rooms regularly receive oxycodone overdose patients. Narcotics detectives continue to notice Continue reading

18 sentenced in oxycodone distribution ring case


(Relased for publication) Devin Ray Horne, 24, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced on June 30, 2014, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 282 months in federal prison for his leadership role in oxycodone, money laundering and income tax fraud conspiracies, as well as witness intimidation. Most of this illegal activity was centered in Continue reading