Police: Southwest Va. man led oxycodone drug ring
TAZEWELL, Va. A southwest Virginia man has been indicted as a federal drug kingpin.
He's one of nine defendants in what federal authorities say was an oxycodone ring.Authorities said yesterday that 47-year-old Donald Elbert Horton Junior of Raven was indicted on several counts, including engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise and conspiring to possess cocaine and oxycodone, a pain reliever.Most of the defendants are from Tazewell (TAZZ'-well) County. They face drug charges. Two others were indicted on perjury counts.The charges carry maximum sentences ranging from five to 20 years in prison.Tazewell County Commonwealth's Attorney Dennis Lee, who is serving as a special U-S assistant attorney, could offer no further details of the case.