Fla. man who admitted mailing pills gets 14 years
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Florida man who admitted to mailing thousands of prescription pills to people in West Virginia was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison.
Ryan D. Moore, 32, of Hillsborough County, Fla., previously pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to commit money laundering. U.S. District Judge Irene Berger handed down his sentence.
From at least Oct. 15, 2010 through April 27, 2012, Moore mailed packages containing around 17,000 30-milligram oxycodone tablets to individuals in West Virginia, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
"When tens of thousands of painkillers are illegally mailed in just over a year's time, it says something about the extent of this district's pill problem. My office's commitment to prosecute pill dealers will continue," Goodwin said in the release.
Moore sent more than 100 express mail packages from U.S. Postal Services facilities near Tampa, Fla. to a post office box at Glen Fork. Moore also admitted to sending packages to a location in Calvin in Nicholas County.
Christopher Brooks, 36, and Jennifer Brooks, 29, both of Glen Fork, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and money laundering. They received at least 130 packages and deposited at least $300,000 into bank accounts owned by Moore, the release states.
In August, Christopher Brooks was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Jennifer Brooks was given seven years.
Moore also mailed packages containing oxycodone to Keith Keiffer, 32, of Calvin. He received at least 15 express mail packages that contained oxycodone tablets, according to the release. He was sentenced to four years in federal prison in July.