81 Year Old Drug Dealer Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

An 81 year old man received a 5 year prison sentence in Fairbanks Alaska on Friday for selling OxyContin, a powerful prescription pain reliever.

Rayfield Dupree, who will turn 82 next month, was originally charged with five felony counts of drugs misconduct, but as a result of a plea deal with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty to one consolidated count.

At nearly 82 years of age, Dupree requires frequent medical care for several ailments, including an irregular heartbeat. He will be eligible for parole after serving 20 months in prison, but medical parole could be granted at any time if necessary.


Alaskan Superior Court Judge, Paul Lyle, has ordered Dupree to report to jail by June 22. Dupree posted bail and has been free since shortly after his arrest in November 2008.