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More people sentenced in prescription painkiller ring

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Four more people face federal prison sentences for their roles in a cross-country prescription painkiller distribution ring. 
Pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone were: Diane Savage, 49; Alisha Letts, 29 and Rocque Garcia, 54, all of Moundsville, and Julia Joseph, 44, of Van Nuys, Calif.  
A fifth member of the group, Rocci Wade, 59, of Moundsville, was convicted last week of distributing oxycodone and conspiracy with intent to distribute oxycodone following a two-day trial in U.S. District Court in Wheeling.
U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld III said the conspiracy involved large quantities of oxycodone mailed from California to Moundsville, where they were then sold.
Savage, currently in custody, and Letts, Garcia and Joseph, who remain free on bond, face up to 20 years in prison. Wade, also in custody, faces up to 40 years in prison.
The case was investigated by the Marshall County Drug Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Randolph Bernard and Robert McWilliams. 
Also recently, Solomon Sims, 57, was sentenced to 21 months in prison plus three years of supervised release for maintaining a drug-involved residence.  
Ihlenfeld said Sims sold heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana from his home over a three-month period beginning in November. 
Sims was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. and remanded to the custody of U.S. marshals pending his assignment to a federal prison.