WISE COUNTY, Va. - After a two-year investigation, six people from Big Stone Gap and one from Appalachia have now been convicted of conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone.
Here's what authorities told us this afternoon. They say those involved in the conspiracy were caught delivering large quantities of oxycodone to southwest Virginia in hopes of distributing.
Investigators say several of the defendants were also involved in actual distribution throughout the Big Stone Gap Area.
They tell us the quantities were shipped to the area using FedEx packages.
The following people were sentenced:
Thomas Poole, 67, of Big Stone Gap, Va., was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment.
James Howard Poole, Sr., 68, of Big Stone Gap, Va., was sentenced to three years probation.
Brittany Hafemeister, 26, of Big Stone Gap, Va., was sentenced to 42 months imprisonment.
Kayla Rochelle Honeycutt, 21, of Appalachia, Va., was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment.
Matthew Wayne Grubb, 35, of Big Stone Gap, Va., was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment.
Edward William Walker, IV a.k.a."Rocky," 32, of Big Stone Gap, Va., was sentenced to 84 months imprisonment.
Malcolm T'Rell Pinkston, 21, of Big Stone Gap, Va., was sentenced to 48 months imprisonment.
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