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
charges.

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


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