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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

Prescription drug dealer to serve 22 months in prison
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Stevie Wayne Broughman

Monday, February 4, 2013

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

A Rocky Mount man will serve 22 months of an 8-year prison sentence for illegally selling Loritab.

Stevie Wayne Broughman, 30, pleaded guilty in November to two counts of distribution of hydrocodone.

Judge W.N. Alexander II sentenced Broughman Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to four years on each count, but the judge suspended the other 74 months.

The charges stem from two controlled purchases arranged by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office from Broughman on April 30 and June 7, 2012.

On April 30, a purchase was made at Broughman's residence on Stone Lane in Doe Run in which Broughman sold 20 Loritab (hydrocodone) tablets for $100, according to Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Allen.

The second purchase of 10 Loritab tablets was made from Broughman for $60 on June 7, Allen said.

A third charge of distributing an imitation drug was dismissed in November as part of a plea agreement.

That charge resulted when Broughman sold salt during a controlled purchase on April 1, passing the salt off as cocaine, Allen said.

Broughman has prior convictions for illegal drug distribution and was on probation when he sold the Loritab. Alexander revoked his probation, and Broughman will serve about 3 years remaining on his prior sentence, as well as the 22 months, according to prosecutor Dwight Rudd.

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