Jimmy Bryant, 63, of Verdunville, was sentenced Tuesday to five years’ probation — which includes a six-month term of home confinement — by United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.
Bryant had pleaded guilty in October to the charge after admitting that, on March 2, 2010, he sold six 80-milligram oxycodone pills to a confidential informant working with the U.S. 119 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force for $600.
Bryant also admitted that the pill transaction occurred at his Mud Fork Road home in Verdunville.
This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, remain committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District.
The U.S. 119 Task Force conducted the investigation and Assistant United States Attorney John Frail handled the prosecution.