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A prescription pill case out of Fayette County that began in 2012 ends with one man sentenced on Thursday.

Vernon Peters, III, 35, of Kincaid was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison.  He sold around 250 oxycodone tablets over a two-year period.  On March 20, 2012, Peters sold three 30-milligram tablets at his home to a police informant.  Just one day before that sale, Troopers with the West Virginia State Police found 16 guns and 236 marijuana plants at the Peter's home.

The case was prosecuted as a part of the United State Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia's ongoing effort to stop the illegal sale and misuse of prescription drugs.  A release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said his office is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking in the mountain state.