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Proctorville man admits guilt in Putnam County drug buy

May. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A Proctorville, Ohio, man has pleaded guilty in a oxycodone case that took him to western Putnam County.

Wesley Alan Wood pleaded guilty Monday to distributing oxycodone. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers set sentencing for July 29.

Wood signed an agreement with prosecutors stating he sold a confidential informant 85 oxycodone pills March 10, 2010, at a motel near Interstate 64 in Hurricane.

Wood and his wife had picked up the informant at a nearby retail store. They traveled to the motel, handed over the pills and returned to the store unable to find the informant's car, the agreement states.

That prompted Wood to force the informant's exit at gunpoint, the agreement states. A traffic stop soon followed and revealed a handgun and 85 oxycodone pills.

Wood and his wife then consented to a search of their residence in Proctorville, Ohio. It revealed two handguns, 300 oxycodone pills, 166 hydrocodone pills, $17,453 cash and a vehicle linked to the drug business, according to the agreement.

Wood agreed to plea guilty without a grand jury indictment. He was released on bond.