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Former Greeneville pharmacist sentenced in oxycodone conspiracy case

June 5th, 2013 3:27 pm by Staff report

Former Greeneville pharmacist sentenced in oxycodone conspiracy case

GREENEVILLE – A Greeneville pharmacist was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for a conspiracy that diverted pills from the pharmacy where he was part owner.

According to a news release from United States Attorney William
C. Killian, 
Robert David McNeese, 39, of
Greeneville, was sentenced Tuesday to
serve 63 months in federal prison.  

McNeese was convicted for his participation in an oxycodone
conspiracy in Greeneville that involved his illegal
diversion of approximately 20,000 oxycodone pills, according to the release.

McNeese is a former supervisory pharmacist and part owner of Corley’s
Pharmacy in Greeneville. 

According to the news release, he illegally diverted these
oxycodone pills from the pharmacy primarily to five other
people: Chucky
Joe Copas, 42, Jimmy Lee Hodges, 39, Terry Lee Scalf, 42, Scottie Wayne Leach, 39, and
George Eugene Copas, 42.  

The only man not from Johnson City is Leach, who is from Watauga.

These men were all indicted
in federal court in the same case and obtained the pills
from McNeese for their own consumption and for resale in the
Eastern District of Tennessee, according to the release.  

Each was previously
sentenced to 92, 46, 156,
30 and 41 months in prison,

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