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CHARLESTON – A Dingess man who mailed a package that contained more than 1,700 oxycodone pills was sentenced to four years in federal prison on Tues., Oct. 29. Patrick Warren Napier, 41, had previously pled guilty in July to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.


On April 29, 2011, investigators with the United States Postal Inspection Service intercepted a package in Peach Creek, containing 1,789 30-milligram oxycodone tablets, which had been mailed by Napier. The package was intended for his associate, Michael Fortuna. Napier told investigators that he mailed the package containing the oxycodone and expected to be paid once the pills were sold.


Napier also told investigators that he obtained oxycodone pills from a source of supply located in Florida beginning in April 2011.


Michael Ray Fortuna, 45, of Peach Creek, pled guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. He faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on November 19.


The United States Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Logan County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation.

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