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Mercer Co. pair gets prison for drug distribution

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BECKLEY, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin today announced that a Mercer County couple was sentenced to federal prison for illegally distributing prescription drugs.  Jerry Poore, 44, of Bluewell, Mercer County, W.Va., was sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison.  His co-defendant, Jill Sells, 27, also of Bluewell, Mercer County, W.Va., was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.  Each defendant previously pleaded guilty in July.  Poore and Sells admitted that from September 14, 2011, until October 11, 2011, they conspired together to obtain and sell oxycodone and oxymorphone in and around McDowell and Mercer Counties.   

Poore and Sells admitted that they sold oxycodone to a person cooperating with authorities on several occasions during September and October 2011.  Poore admitted that on September 14, 2011, he sold four oxycodone pills to an individual cooperating with authorities.  The illegal pill transaction took place at the defendant's residence in Maybeury, McDowell County, W.Va.  Sells admitted that on September 23, 2011, she sold four oxymorphone pills to an individual cooperating with authorities.  The illegal pill transaction took place at the defendant's Bluewell residence.  Poore admitted that on September 28, 2011, he sold four oxymorphone pills to an individual cooperating with authorities.  The transaction took place at the defendant's Bluewell residence.  On September 30, 2011, Poore and Sells aided and abetted each other in the distribution of eight oxycodone pills to an individual cooperating with law enforcement.  Poore further admitted that on October 11, 2011, he sold 20 oxycodone pills to an individual cooperating with authorities.  The transaction took place at the defendant's Bluewell residence.  

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