Paul and Greg Damron were in U.S. District Court in Rome on Monday to plead guilty to possessing a large quantity of Oxycodone with the intent to distribute.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Brock Brockington, the cousins — along with Greg Damron’s father, Roger Damron — conspired with several other men to bring drugs from other states into Northwest Georgia.
Brockington said the drugs often came from Florida.
In June 2010, the cousins were stopped by law enforcement in Tennessee after they brought 500 Oxycodone pills into Rossville.
The entire pill exchange had been monitored by officials, and conversations about the drug purchase had been recorded by law enforcement.
“Both men defiantly drove from Kentucky to Rossville to procure the 500 pill transaction,” Brockington said.
Both men are scheduled for sentencing on June 24 in the court room of Judge Harold L. Murphy. They could face a maximum of 20 years in prison and be ordered to pay a $1 million fine.
Roger Damron has been charged with possession of Oxycodone with the intent to distribute, but has not entered a plea.