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Florida man sentenced for mailing prescription drugs to Wyoming County

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Ryan Moore of Florida sentence to 14 years in prison for mailing thousands of oxycodone pills to West Virginia. Ryan Moore of Florida sentence to 14 years in prison for mailing thousands of oxycodone pills to West Virginia.

Dozens of packages of prescription drugs were sent to West Virginia over the course of a year, now the man who sent the drugs is in jail.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Booth Goodwin, announced on Thursday that Ryan D. Moore, 32, of Hillsborough County, Fla. was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.  In May, Moore pleaded guilty to charges of Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering.

Moore sent more than 100 express mail packages to a Post Office Box in Glen Fork from Oct. 15 2010 to April 27, 2012.  The packages, which contained around 17,000 30-milligram oxycodone tablets, were sent to individuals in the Mountain State.

"When tens of thousands of painkillers are illegally mailed in just over a year's time, it says something about the extent of this district's pill problem," said Goodwin.

The recipients of the packages, Christopher and Jennifer Brooks of Glen Fork in Wyoming County pleaded guilty to drug dealing and money laundering charges in August.  Christopher Brooks was sentenced to 10 years in prison.  Jennifer Brooks received a seven-year sentence.

Moore was paid at least $330,000 in cash for the packages.  He was sentenced in front of U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger.