Tacoma man, nephew sentenced for smuggling oxycodone

Staff writerMay 16, 2014 

A Tacoma man and his nephew were sentenced to prison Friday for smuggling and selling thousands of oxycodone pills in Western Washington, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Dion Martin, 54, was sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison. His nephew, 39-year-old Morocco Martin, of Los Angeles, was sentenced to eight years in prison. Both men were sentenced to three years of supervised release after they serve their terms.

They pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. The men were arrested in September while driving a rental car from Los Angeles to Tacoma. A stereo speaker in their trunk contained 7,500 oxycodone pills and another 1,000 pills were found in Dion Martin’s Tacoma home, court records show.

The men initially shipped pills in stereo speakers to Tacoma but stopped after several packages were seized by authorities.

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