Pill-pushing defendant faces extra punishment

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By Damon Lawrence

Two prior drug convictions mean trouble for John Wesley Goss in his federal drug case.
Goss, of Rockwood, was one of 23 people charged with oxycodone trafficking and money laundering conspiracies earlier this year.
“Deaths are alleged to have resulted from the use of oxycodone in connection with the drug conspiracy,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
The FBI referred to Goss as the lead defendant in the case.
According to court records, Goss was convicted twice in federal court in the 1990s on drug charges.
One was for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and the other was for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office put Goss on notice in October that it plans to seek enhanced punishment in the oxycodone case because of his prior convictions.