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Convicted Tri-Cities pill trafficker sentenced to 20 years in federal prison

June 12th, 2013 5:15 pm by Staff Report

Convicted Tri-Cities pill trafficker sentenced to 20 years in federal prison


GREENEVILLE — A Michigan man convicted of trafficking drugs in the Tri-Cities area was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday.


Qwindel Jerome Page, 28, Detroit, Mich., was convicted in November of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, conspiracy to commit money laundering and possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute.


In a news release, the U.S. Attorney's Office reported that Page acquired oxycodone in Michigan and recruited couriers in Detroit to transport the drugs to East Tennessee for resale. Page directed a group in Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol to assist him in selling oxycodone and wire transferring the proceeds back to Detroit.  He also used buses, rental cars and commercial airlines to transport the drugs to Tennessee and the money back to Detroit.


Agents with the Second Judicial Drug Task Force, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations Division investigated the case.


U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie Greer sentenced Page to serve 240 months in federal prison.

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