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Charleston man pleaded guilty to oxycodone distribution

By Staff reports
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston man pleaded guilty to distribution of oxycodone in federal court on Monday.Eric Simmons, 27, regularly sold prescription painkillers in and around Charleston, according to a media release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin's office.Simmons sold 10 oxycodone pills to an informant in the parking lot of the Ivy Motel on MacCorkle Avenue, according to Goodwin.During a search of Simmons' home on Oct. 3, Kanawha County sheriff's deputies seized about $35,000 in cash, four guns and 872 oxycodone pills. 
U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston will sentence Simmons on Aug. 5. He faces up to 20 years in prison, the release states.The case is part of an ongoing effort by Goodwin's office to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs.  
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