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Pill dealer sentenced for distributing oxycodone

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A pill dealer from Beckley is sentenced, Thursday, in federal court.

Leondus A. Whittenburg, II, also known as "Leondis Wilson," 31, will spend five years and three months in federal prison for illegally distributing oxycodone.

Whittenburg previously pleaded guilty in March to possession of oxycodone with intent to deliver.

On October, 24, 2012, Whittenburg sold oxycodone pills to a confidential informant working in cooperation with police.

The illegal pill transaction happened near Beckley.

The Beckley Police department conducted the investigation.   

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 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is 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.