Ga. Man Gets more Than 20 years on Drug Charges

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ATLANTA (AP) -- A north Georgia man has been sentenced to nearly
22 years in prison on federal narcotics and money laundering

Prosecutors say 45-year-old John Gregory Alvarez of Rossville
was sentenced in federal court in Atlanta Friday for leading a
trafficking organization that distributed the prescription drug
Oxycodone. He got 21 years, 10 months in prison, to be followed by
six years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to the charges
August 5.

Prosecutors say a joint local and federal investigation led to
the dismantling of a large-scale drug trafficking ring.
Investigators say Alvarez was the leader of the 13-member ring,
which got the majority of its pills from doctors in Florida. The
pills were then distributed in Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia
and Kentucky.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
AP-NY-10-22-11 1114EDT

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Jasper Location: Florida on Oct 23, 2011 at 11:56 AM
    We down here in Florida must have some no account Doctors. They like to prescribe medicine some of them do. Have you on pain pills and nerve pills that way you're layed out most of the time. I know I had a doctor that would prescribe some kinds of pills everytime I went to him. I'd ask the pharmacy "whats this for " and he'd say oh, it's for this or that. I got where I didn't even get the prescription filled.I changed Doctors and this new doctor says,You need to get out and walk, lay off the sweets,drink lots of water. I did, lost 40 lbs, Feel Great better than I've felt in years.
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 132378218 -
Gray Television, Inc.