Leader of trafficking ring sentenced in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Nevada man who prosecutors say played a pivotal role in an oxycodone distribution ring has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison.
U.S Attorney Amanda Marshall said after Monday's sentencing in Portland that 27-year-old Kingsley Osemwengie and an accomplice from Oregon netted millions by arranging for tens of thousands of pills to be distributed across the U.S. They used call girls and couriers to transport drugs and money.
The defendant, who pleaded guilty in December, created several shell companies to disguise the source of his income. He maintained luxury residences in Miami and Las Vegas, and drove four Bentleys and two Mercedes-Benzes.
A total of 18 people have been convicted in a case Marshall describes as the largest oxycodone trafficking conspiracy ever prosecuted in Oregon.