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Lincoln County Man Gets 8 Years for Pill Trafficking


A Lincoln County man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a Florida-to-West Virginia pain pill trafficking scheme.

Thirty-four-year-old Timothy Hallam of Branchland was sentenced last week in federal court in Charleston.

Federal prosecutors say Hallam conspired with others in Florida and in Lincoln County to distribute oxycodone and other prescription pills from 2012 to 2014. Proceeds of the sales were then funneled to bank accounts.

One of Hallam’s associates, Lester Taylor, of Daytona Beach, Florida, acquired oxycodone pills in Florida and sent them to West Virginia for distribution. Taylor was sentenced last November to 10 years in prison.