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Mich. man sentenced to 46 months in drug case

Jan. 31, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A Michigan man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for drug-related offenses committed in the Tri-State area.

Ronie Wayne Tucker, also known as "Johnny Flagg," 41, of Flint, Michigan, was sentenced by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers on Monday to 46 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

Tucker pleaded guilty in October, admitting that during May 2011, he was part of a drug trafficking enterprise operating in and around Huntington and South Point, Ohio. Tucker also admitted that the oxycodone that was distributed by him and co-conspirators was typically obtained from Detroit.

On May 11, 2011, following a telephone conversation between Tucker's associate and a confidential informant working for the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force, Tucker met the informant in South Point where he subsequently distributed 55, 30-milligram oxycodone tablets.

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 Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution.