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Tracy City man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for being Ringleader in Pharmacy Burglaries

Robert Ferrell Nunley

The Tennessee man federal prosecutors say was the ringleader in a conspiracy to burglarize nearly 70 pharmacies across 11 states over a five-year period, including two in Corbin, Kentucky, and several in Tennessee, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Tuesday.
Robert Nunley, of Tracy City pleaded guilty in March to two counts of burglary of a pharmacy and one count of conspiracy to distribute Schedule II controlled substances, to include oxycodone.
Based on the results of the investigation, which took into account multiple factors including his criminal history, and the nature and circumstances of the offense, the federal sentencing guidelines set a sentencing range of 78 to 98 months for Nunley.
The federal judge noted that while Nunley had no extended criminal history and no history of violence, the nature of the crime and its effect reached far beyond the business owners.
Nunley received credit for the time he has served while awaiting the outcome of the case.