Utah co-conspirator in illegal oxycodone ring sentenced to federal prison – Salt Lake…

They also engaged in laundering about $3.8 million in drug proceeds, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. As a part of his plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Peila admitted traveling from Utah to Las Vegas to pick up the oxycodone pills for distribution in Utah.

“Peila clearly engaged in distributor activity throughout the Salt Lake Valley and elsewhere. He engaged persons inside (more…)

Utah doctor convicted of illegal distribution of oxycodone – Salt Lake Tribune

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A St. George doctor has been found guilty of narcotics trafficking offenses.

A federal jury in Salt Lake City convicted Simmon Lee Wilcox on Thursday of one count each of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and distribution of oxycodone and acquitted him of three counts of oxycodone distribution.

Wilcox faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 (more…)

2 Las Vegans among 8 indicted in oxycodone ring – MyNews3 Las Vegas KSNV

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal indictment unsealed in Salt Lake City accuses eight suspects of money laundering and conspiring to distribute oxycodone in Utah and Nevada.

They’re the latest of 31 people indicted in connection with a lengthy investigation into distribution of the narcotic.

The indictment unsealed Monday identifies the ring leader as Aaron Peila, a 31-year-old man who has lived (more…)