Tennessee Men Convicted on Conspiracy to Burgle Pharmacies in Multiple States, Including Kentucky

Two men from Grundy County, Tennessee were convicted on Friday, October 19, 2018 by a federal jury in London for conspiracy to break into pharmacies across the southeast United States and sell stolen pills, including oxycodone and hydrocodone. Following a four-day trial, the jury convicted 51-year-old James Jones and 41-year-old Tony Britton of conspiracy to distribute Schedule II controlled substances. The jury also convicted Britton of the burglary of Stephanie’s Down Home Pharmacy in Corbin, on January 26, 2014. According to testimony at trial, the two worked with several others to steal from small, independent pharmacies through nighttime burglaries. Evidence revealed the conspiracy to be responsible for dozens of burglaries across a five-year span, including several in eastern and western Kentucky. Sentencing is scheduled for February 19, 2019.

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