Wise woman Victoria Bailey sentenced in oxycodone trafficking operation

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – A Wise, Va., woman has been sentenced for her role in what authorities have categorized as a “large scale” oxycodone trafficking operation in the Tri-Cities and Southwest Virginia.

According to a press release from the Eastern District of Tennessee U.S. Attorney’s Office, Victoria Bailey, 25, was sentenced to serve 33 months in prison on Monday in federal court. A total of 27 defendants from four states have now been indicted and convicted in the organization, which acquired and sold oxycodone both locally and in Michigan and Florida.

“Oxycodone continues to be a major problem in this area,” stated U.S. Attorney William C. Killian. “The powerful pain killer is a major factor in many of the violent crimes including bank and pharmacy robberies. The drug is extremely addictive and very expensive on the street. Our office will continue to work closely with all law enforcement agencies to cut off the illegal supply lines for this drug, whether they are traditional criminal organizations, such as in this case, or ‘pill mills’ operating as legitimate medical providers.”

Published July 9th, 2012 2:03 pm

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Wise woman sentenced in oxycodone trafficking operation – Kingsport Times News

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