County Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Selling Prescription Drugs Illegally

James Williamson, a.k.a. "Tank," of Sicklerville, sold more than 50 ounces of Percocet pills to an undercover detective.

A Sicklerville man has been sentenced to seven years in state prison with 30 months of parole ineligibility for selling prescription drugs to an undercover detective, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced on Friday.

James Williamson a.k.a. “Tank,” 50, previously pleaded guilty to second-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.

He admitted that between Oct. 17, 2012 and Jan. 3, 2013, he sold oxycodone to an undercover detective. He sold more than an ounce of Percocet pills to the detective over the course of three transactions at a restaurant in Camden.

He was arrested on Feb. 28 of last year, and indicted on Aug. 29. He pleaded guilty on Feb. 7 of this year.

“Combating illegal prescription drug abuse remains a major goal of this office,” Hoffman said.  “One crucial element in this fight is getting the drug dealers off of the streets.  As today’s sentence indicates, we will continue to seek long prison terms for anyone illegally peddling these narcotics.”

Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi noted that this undercover operation was part of a larger investigation into doctors and pharmacies suspected to be involved in drug diversion through Medicaid beneficiaries.


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