Opioid Distributor Sentenced To 100 Months in Custody for Using Fraudulent Medical Prescriptions to Acquire Oxycodone
SAN DIEGO – Today, United States District Court Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel sentenced Edwin Fuller to 100 months in custody following a November 2017 jury trial where he was convicted of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone, in violation of Title 21, U.S.C., Section 841(a)(1) and 846.
Fuller used fraudulent medical prescriptions to acquire approximately 20,520 tablets of oxycodone for the purpose of distribution. In handing down today’s sentence, Judge Curiel stated oxycodone is a very dangerous drug and defendant was responsible for acquiring and distributing large amounts of tablets.
DEFENDANTS Case Number 16cr0867-GPC
Edwin Fuller Age: 39 Los Angeles, CA
SUMMARY OF CHARGES
Conspiracy to possess controlled substances with the intent to distribute – Title 21, U.S.C., Section 841(a)(1) and 846
Maximum penalty: 20 years imprisonment
Drug Enforcement Administration
This case is the result of ongoing efforts by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a partnership that brings together the combined expertise and unique abilities of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, dismantle and prosecute high-level members of drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations and enterprises.
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