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Trucking Company Owner Sentenced for Trading Tires for Drugs


A trucking company owner has been sentenced for trading tractor-trailer tires for pain pills.

Kenneth Ray Cisco pleaded guilty in February to aiding and abetting the distribution of oxycodone. The 50-year-old Lesage resident was sentenced on Monday in federal court in Huntington to four years and 10 months in prison.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Cisco admitted to exchanging six tires for 33 oxycodone pills during a meeting with an undercover federal agent on March 14, 2013. The exchange occurred at Cisco’s, Cisco Trucking in Huntington, which has since closed.

Goodwin says in a news release that Cisco also admitted additional transactions with the agent and others in which he exchanged tires, motor oil and cash for oxycodone.