Oxycodone trafficker sentenced to 14 years in prison
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
A federal judge in Orlando has sentenced a Kentucky man to 14 years in prison for possession and intent to distribute the drug Oxycodone.
Due to prior criminal history, 49-year-old James Tipton is designated as a career offender. He was found guilty by a federal jury in April.
According to court documents, Tipton, along with two other conspirators traveled with thousands of dollars in cash from Kentucky to Orlando to purchase 2,000 Oxycodone pills. Unbeknownst to them, the seller was a confidential informant. Upon meeting the informant to obtain the pills, Tipton and his conspirators were arrested.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Katherine M. Ho.