Illegal pill sales earns Mercer County man 3 years in jail - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Illegal pill sales earns Mercer County man 3 years in jail

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Several arrests made, over 250 marijuana plants located, in Meigs County, OH

    Several arrests made, over 250 marijuana plants located, in Meigs County, OH

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:12:04 GMT
    Missy Walker Priddy, Van Prince Jr., Danny Walker, Scott Nickels, Danny Morgan, Kayla King, Wesley Gilker, and Anthony Gilliam Missy Walker Priddy, Van Prince Jr., Danny Walker, Scott Nickels, Danny Morgan, Kayla King, Wesley Gilker, and Anthony Gilliam
    Several arrests were made, as well as over 250 marijuana plants were located, in Meigs County, Ohio.
    Several arrests were made, as well as over 250 marijuana plants were located, in Meigs County, Ohio.
  • Police: Woman Had Naked Man on Leash on Route 40

    Police: Woman Had Naked Man on Leash on Route 40

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:08 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:08:50 GMT
    Indecent exposure charges may be filed against one man after authorities say he was being led nude on a dog leash by a woman along Route 40.
    Indecent exposure charges may be filed against one man after authorities say he was being led nude on a dog leash by a woman along Route 40.
  • Alpha announces 11 possible mine closures, more than 1,000 layoffs in WV

    Alpha announces 11 possible mine closures, more than 1,000 layoffs in WV

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:44:50 GMT
    Alpha Natural Resources announced July 31 that 11 affiliated coal mines and other facilities in West Virginia could be idled by mid-October, potentially causing 1,100 to be laid off. 
    Alpha Natural Resources announced July 31 that 11 affiliated coal mines and other facilities in West Virginia could be idled by mid-October, potentially causing 1,100 to be laid off. 
CHARLESTON, West Virginia -
A Mercer County man was sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for illegally distributing prescription drugs. 

Benjamin Jamalle Lane, 35 previously pleaded guilty in August to distribution of oxycodone. 

Lane admitted that on February 29, 2012, he sold two 30-milligram oxycodone pills, also known as "Roxicodone," to a person cooperating with law enforcement authorities.  Lane further admitted that on March 5 and March 12, 2012 he sold two 30-milligram oxycodone pills to a confidential informant.  The defendant also admitted that each of the illegal pill transactions took place near Montcalm in Mercer County.
 
Lane admitted that he is responsible for distributing a total of 480 30-milligram pills over a four-month period. 

Since June 2011, twenty-three individuals have been sentenced for illegally distributing prescription drugs and other illegal narcotics as part of the Bluefield Pill Initiative (BPI).  The BPI defendants have been sentenced to a total of more than 43 years in prison.