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Las Vegas Man Sentenced for More than 100K Oxycodone Pills

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant for the Western District of Tennessee announced the sentencing of a Las Vegas, Nevada, man for his role in a national oxycodone trafficking operation that resulted in the distribution of 100,000 oxycodone pills in and around Memphis. The investigation into the man’s role in pill distribution in other states is ongoing and, as a result, the total number of distributed pills throughout the United States remains unknown.

Gabriel Rounds, 36, a former resident of Nevada and soon-to-be resident of a federal prison, was sentenced to almost 16 years in prison for the distribution of hundreds of thousands of oxycodone pills through the mail and conspiracy to commit interstate money laundering. His case, according to information revealed in the courtroom, began in 2013. Postal Inspectors in Las Vegas, Nevada, started profiling packages of oxycodone pills that a suspect had been sending from a Las Vegas post office.

The investigation took years. Even though the Postal Inspectors had been routinely seizing packages of pills, they continually failed to identify the people responsible for shipping the packages. During the investigation, however, the United States Postal Inspection Service collected a list of oxycodone buyers throughout the United States (and particularly in Memphis, Tennessee).

“This office continues our fight against the supply and flow of dangerous prescription opioids into the Western District of Tennessee,” U.S. Attorney Dunavant told the press. He continued, “this disturbing case demonstrates the lengths to which drug dealers will go to profit from addiction and suffering, and this significant sentence demonstrates our resolve to punish and deter such brazen interstate criminal conduct.”

In April 2016, Postal Inspectors finally had a break in the case. A USPS employee informed an unidentified Postal Inspector of a potential lead. The USPS employee explained that a woman came in on a weekly basis and mailed USPS Priority and USPS Priority Express packages to several addresses in Tennessee. The USPS employee suspected that the packages may have contained drugs.

Postal Inspectors matched the woman’s packages with other packages seized. In May 2016, Postal Inspectors began opening the packages. They discovered, within the USPS mailers, packages of candy. Inside the packages of candy, according to court documents, the Inspectors discovered oxycodone pills. Some packages contained nearly 500 pills. From there, the Inspectors and local police worked to identify the dealer. They first caught Magan Hall, a co-conspirator who recently admitted helping Rounds. After getting to Hall, they easily identified and arrested Rounds.

In the recent sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Sheryl H. Lipman sentenced Rounds to prison for 188 months. After release, Rounds will spend another six years on supervised release.

6 comments

  1. RIP King Adua

  2. INSPECTOR JACK GOFF, (USPIS-CYBER DIVISION)

    THIS WAS NOT KINGODUA.

    THIS PERSON WAS NOT EVEN ON THE DARK NET.

    THEY HAD PEOPLE DEPOSIT MONEY IN BANK ACCOUNTS.

    THEY MAILED THE PILLS IN M&M CANDY BAGS.

    SOME HAVE WONDERED IF IT HAD BEEN EMPSERVICES BUT IT IS NOT.

  3. This arrest happened over a year ago. Are you saying that Kind ODUA has been controlled by the feds since then?

  4. I have first hand knowledge that King O WAS arrested and was helping on cases. When Vendors get busted..this is there only hope for lesser time. He was selling on sites but that was only his small time gig that a relative of his was doing for him. He had enormous quantity and was way bigger than people knew. When he was busted they changed his name and took over his account and started collecting info. I live in Vegas and know this story very well because he was very well known here.
    If people remember when that happened..he gave some lame excuse why and all of a sudden buyers started getting busted after getting there package.

  5. tiredoftheGoVBS

    The sites are inundated with Alphabet police posing as buyers and sellers. Its getting to be a crap shoot and too much risk is involved. How is it illegal for me to put what I want in my own body if Im not hurting anyone?? Fing ridiculous. If they could figure out how to tax it, it would be legal.

    (GOV) Weed is so bad, we should lock people up if people are using it)

    (GOV) wait, we can tax it??, change that law, weeds not bad, its actually got many great benefits.

  6. Las Vegas is known for partying if prostitution is legal I think they should take it easy on people who sell drugs.

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