published Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Last member of 13-person pharmaceutical drug ring sentenced

A Rossville man who was part of a 13-person crew that illegally obtained and sold thousands of oxycodone pills throughout Northwest Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia and Kentucky was sentenced Tuesday.

Terry Michael Jamerson, 65, was sentenced to three years in prison and three years of supervised release. He was the last member of the crew to be sentenced.

Authorities said Jamerson drove to Florida once a month and persuaded doctors to write him prescriptions for oxycodone. Jamerson then filled the prescriptions at Florida pharmacies and brought the pills back to North Georgia to be sold.

Jamerson pleaded guilty and was convicted in August 2011.

The investigation into the ring was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force and the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office.

The 12 other members of the organization were previously been sentenced:

• John Gregory Alvarez, 46 — 21 years, 10 months in prison to be followed by six years of supervised release;

• Jesse Wilburn Peardon, 34 — 10 years, one month in prison to be followed by three years supervised release;

• Billy Mac Crump, 65 — Six years, six months in prison to be followed by three years supervised release;

• Gerald Pritchett, 52 — 10 years in prison to be followed by six years supervised release;

• Jeremy Pritchett, 26 — 11 years, four months in prison to be followed by three years supervised release;

• Roger Dale Damron, 55 — Eight years, two months in prison to be followed by three years supervised release;

• Paul Damron, 33 — Three years, one month in prison to be followed by three years supervised release;

• Greg Damron, 33 — Three years, one month in prison to be followed by 3 years supervised release;

• Kenis McPeek, 52 — Five years in prison to be followed by three years supervised release;

• Will Bolleen, 27 — Five years in prison to be followed by three years supervised release;

• Joe Baldwin, 44 — Nine years in prison to be followed by three years supervised release;

• Jordan Vaughn, 30 — Three years, one month in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.

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