Rossville man sentenced to 22 years for selling oxycodone

Rossville man sentenced to 22 years for selling oxycodone

October 21st, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

A Rossville, Ga., man was sentenced today to nearly 22 years in prison for leading a group of people who sold oxycodone and laundered the profits.

John Gregory Alvarez was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in prison, followed by six years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to the charges on Aug. 5.

Alvarez was found after an investigation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Catoosa County Sheriff's Office and the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, determined he was the leader of a group of 13 people who were illegally selling oxycodone and laundering the profits.

Alvarez obtained most of his pills from doctors in Florida, then distributed them in Tennessee, West Virginia and Kentucky.