MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A New Jersey man and three West Virginia residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a prescription painkiller distribution ring.
U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced the indictment Thursday against Matthew L. Cordero, 31, of Vineland, New Jersey; Jonathan Paul Calain, 34, of Elkins; Stevie Lea Sharp, 27, of Coalton; and Gregory Stephen Scott, 34 of Beverly.
Ihlenfeld said the four men schemed to transport oxycodone from Detroit, New Jersey and Florida into northern West Virginia.
Each man is charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, a charge that could land them in prison for up to 20 years with fines of up to $1 million.
Calain and Cordero face additional charges.