Rossville man sentenced to prison for his part of Oxycodone distribution ring – Rome News…

A Rossville was sentenced to three years in prison for distributing prescription narcotics that he illicitly obtained from pharmacies in Florida by United States District Judge Harold L. Murphy.

Terry Michael Jamerson, 65, of Rossville pleaded guilty to the charges on August 11, 2011. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

Jamerson is the last of thirteen defendants to be sentenced for their roles in an Oxycodone distribution ring based in Rossville.

“Today’s sentence, as well as all the sentences imposed on the members of this pill distribution conspiracy, is a testament to the grave consequences of illegally dealing prescription drugs in our community,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “The abuse of prescription pills, especially Oxycodone, has risen to epidemic proportions in recent years. In Georgia, more people die from oxycodone abuse than die from all of the illicit drugs combined. This tragedy is pronounced here in Northwest Georgia, where we have seen a significant percentage of those Oxycodone overdose deaths. As prescription drug abuse continues to plague the communities in this district, our office will pursue all those involved in this illicit trade-from the corrupt pain clinic owner to the unethical doctor to the street level distributor.”

According prosecutors and other information presented in court:

The investigation revealed that Jamerson was a member of a thirteen-person conspiracy that illegally distributed hundreds of thousands of Oxycodone pills throughout Northwest Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Kentucky, making hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits. The organization obtained the vast majority of its pills from Florida.

Jamerson’s role included driving rental cars to Florida on a monthly basis to be treated by doctors and obtain prescriptions for painkillers. Following the consultations with these doctors, Jamerson would fill prescriptions for Oxycodone and other drugs in Florida pharmacies, and then transport the pills back to the Northwest Georgia area. There, Jamerson would distribute the pills to other members of the conspiracy who would then sell them for profit.

12 other members of the organization have been sentenced:

  • John Gregory Alvarez, 46, was sentenced to 21 years, 10 months in prison to be followed by 6 years of supervised release.
  • Jesse Wilburn Peardon, 34, was sentenced to 10 years, 1 month in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
  • Billy Mac Crump, 65, was sentenced to 6 years, 6 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
  • Gerald Pritchett, 52, was sentenced to 10 years in prison to be followed by 6 years of supervised release.
  • Jeremy Pritchett, 26, was sentenced to 11 years, 4 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
  • Roger Dale Damron, 55, was sentenced to 8 years, 2 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
  • Paul Damron, 33, was sentenced to 3 years, 1 month in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
  • Greg Damron, 33, was sentenced to 3 years, 1 month in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
  • Kenis McPeek, 52, was sentenced to 5 years in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
  • Will Bolleen, 27, was sentenced to 5 years in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
  • Joe Baldwin, 44, was sentenced to 9 years in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
  • Jordan Vaughn, 30, was sentenced to 3 years, 1 month in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

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