2 Florida men sentenced in drug trafficking scheme

2 Florida men sentenced in drug trafficking scheme

February 25th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

ROME, Ga. - Two Florida men have been sentenced to federal prison for their involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy prosecutors say spanned at least five states.

Prosecutors said Tuesday that 69-year-old Gerald Young of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. was sentenced to 10 years and 58-year-old Rodney Strachan, of Pompano Beach, Fla., was sentenced to nine years in the scheme.

Authorities say the Rossville, Ga.-based drug trafficking operation was centered on recruited runners making monthly trips to Florida to pick up oxycodone pills from Young and Strachan.

Authorities say the drug ring extended to Tennessee, West Virginia and Kentucky and the two were responsible for trafficking hundreds of thousands of oxycodone pills.

Prosecutors say Young and Strachan are the last of 13 people involved in the scheme to be sentenced.