A man prosecutors said sold oxycodone to fellow inmates for candy bars has been sentenced to over two years in federal prison. The trial evidence showed 63-year-old Donald Washburn of Marion was in custody for fraud, money laundering and making false statements to a probation officer when he snuck one of his oxycodone pills into his cell and sold it to another inmate.
Washburn claimed at his trial that he had gotten sick and thrown up the pill and the other inmate had taken it from his vomit. The judge found that Washburn’s story was not true and also found that he had offered another inmate $2,500 to give false testimony at his trial about how the first inmate had gotten the pill.
The judge tacked 27 months onto Washburn’s sentence. He was already sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison on the other charges related to a mining investment scheme.