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5 Nabbed in Illegal Pill Conspiracy

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 10:10 am

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Shelbyville Police Department, took five suspects into custody Friday morning without incident. The five were arrested on arrest warrants from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and transported to the Federal Courthouse in Hamilton County.

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Arrested were:

•        Anthony Joseph Bosio, (43), Gruetli Laager, (Conspiracy to distribute oxycodone)

•        Christopher Dean Land, (54), Monteagle, (Conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and burglary of a pharmacy; aiding and abetting)

•        Jamie C. Sweeton, (41), Gruetli Laager, (Conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and burglary of a pharmacy

•        Kenneth Britton (38), Whitwell, (Conspiracy to distribute oxycodone)

•        Randy Stiefel, (52), Coalmont, (Conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and burglary of a pharmacy)

The indictments, handed down from the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, Southern Division, London, detail illegal actions on the part of Robert F. “ Bobby” Nunley, Land, Bosio, Britton, Stiefel, and Sweeton dating back to December 2012.

The case got its first break on September 22, 2015, when Robert F. “Bobby” Nunley, II was arrested in Sevierville after the vehicle he was driving was identified as a one of interest in an attempted pharmacy burglary at Lee’s Pharmacy. Information from that case led to a subsequent search warrant at Nunley’s home and the identification of Nunley and others involved in a burglary at a Shelbyville pharmacy.

Nunley was arrested and indicted in Kentucky earlier this year where he is currently incarcerated awaiting trial.

Nunley, Land, Bosio, Britton, Stiefel, and Sweeton face not more than 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, and at least three years supervised release for Count 1, conspiracy to distribute oxycodone from December 2012 to October 2015.

 Nunley, Land, and Sweeton face not more than 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years supervised release for Count 2, burglary of a pharmacy, in March 2015, at the Sav-Rite in Corbin, Kentucky.

Nunley, Land, and Stiefel face an additional sentence of not more than 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years supervised release for Count 3 of the indictment, aiding and abetting in the robbery of Stephanie’s Down Home Pharmacy in Corbin, Kentucky, in January 2014. The Corbin News Journal reports that investigators tied Nunley to the robbery of Stephanie’s Down Home Pharmacy when they found several pill bottles from the pharmacy during a search of his home.

All of the men face a mandatory special assessment of $100 per count, and restitution if applicable.

At press time, Nunley was scheduled to appear in court in Kentucky on Wednesday for arraignment. He currently has a jury trial set for January 24, 2017.

Sheriff Shrum stated, “This case is still very active. No further information will be released.”

Assisting were Monteagle Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.