For Immediate Release
Dustin Patrick Wilcox Sentenced To 270 Months On Oxycodone Trafficking And Money Laundering Charges
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Dustin Patrick Wilcox, a.k.a. "Weiner", 32, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced on Mar. 3, 2014, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 270 months in federal prison for his leadership role in oxycodone and money laundering conspiracies centered in and around the Sullivan County, Tenn., area.
This conspiracy included 17 indicted individuals and involved large scale oxycodone trafficking dating back to approximately May 2008. Many of the pills obtained and sold within this conspiracy were obtained from Michigan, Florida and Georgia and transported back to the Eastern District of Tennessee for resale. Wilcox stipulated that he conspired to distribute a conservative estimate of 14,000 (30 mg) oxycodone pills in the Eastern District of Tennessee. Many of these pills were sold from his residence in Kingsport, which was a well-known and commonly used location among other co-conspirators to sell, buy and use drugs. In fact, on two separate occasions in 2012 Wilcox sold a quantity of oxycodone to an individual working on behalf of law enforcement from this residence. Wilcox has agreed to forfeit his interest in this tract of real property as a result of the continued drug dealing that took place there.
Wilcox also sent numerous wire transfers and directed other individuals to send wire transfers to other co-conspirators in Detroit, Mich., to further and advance his oxycodone trafficking.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the investigation which led to the indictment and subsequent conviction of Wilcox include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Kingsport Police Department, and Bristol Tennessee Police Department, all of which provided invaluable assistance during the course of the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Taylor represented the United States.
U.S. Attorney William C. Killian stated, "We are pleased with this significant sentence and it reflects the seriousness of the crimes committed. The price for trafficking in prescription pills in the federal system is high, as it should be."