Two men convicted of pharmacy burglaries across Kentucky

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two men were convicted in federal court in London of breaking into pharmacies, stealing pills and selling them across the southeast, according to prosecutors.

51-year old James “Ronnie” Jones and 41-year old Tony Britton, both from Grundy County, Tennessee, were found guilty Friday after a day-and-a-half of deliberations at the end of a four-day trial.

The jury also convicted Britton of the burglary of Stephanie’s Down Home Pharmacy in Corbin on January 26, 2014.

According to testimony at trial, Jones and Britton worked with others to steal oxycodone and other pills from small, independent pharmacies through nighttime burglaries.

The stolen pills would then be sold primarily in central Tennessee.  The evidence revealed that the conspiracy was responsible for dozens of burglaries across a five-year span, including several in eastern and western Kentucky.

Co-defendants Robert Nunley, Christopher Land, Anthony Bosio, Randy Stiefel, Kenneth Britton and Jamie Sweeton, were all indicted in the case and have pleaded guilty, according to prosecutors.

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