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Operation Pillbilly Sentence: 9 Years PDF Print
Written by WCSO Press Release   
Monday, 08 August 2011 10:33

On August 3rd, 2011, the head of the Honeycutt Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO), Matthew Honeycutt, was sentenced for his involvement in a ring of individuals who forged and filled fraudulent prescriptions from Sevierville, TN to Concord, NC.

The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit, in conjunction with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, initiated an investigation into a drug trafficking organization (DTO) that was receiving prescription narcotics by presenting pharmacies in both North Carolina and Tennessee with fraudulent prescriptions. It is estimated the DTO acquired 130,000 pills over several years time with an estimated street value of $4,000,000.00 dollars.

Matthew Honeycutt, 43, of 505 Odoms Chapel Road   Bakersville, N.C.
received a sentence of 108 months confinement to a federal facility to be followed by 3 years on supervised release. When given an opportunity to address the court, Honeycutt stated, “he was the leader of the DTO and should receive more time than the others involved”.


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