Monday, December 20, 2010

Smallville Shocker! Star Guilty in 'Hillbilly Heroin'-Trafficking Ring

Sam Jones III just went from Smallville to guilty town.
The actor, best known as Clark Kent's former buddy on the long-running Superman series, today pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court to conspiracy to sell more than 10,000 oxycodone pills.

So how did he go from small-screen good guy to a drug trafficker?

Jones, 27, was busted at his Canoga Park, Calif., home last year for allegedly trying to sling the painkiller otherwise known as "hillbilly heroin."

Today, he pleaded guilty as a coconspirator in the drug ring, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The feds arrested him after determining he was the "Hollywood connection" involved in the ring's illegal purchasing and distributing the drugs.

Jones faces up to 20 years in federal prison. His sentencing is set for June 22nd.

Jones was arrested by the DEA back in October at his home in L.A. after meeting with an undercover agent who was posing as an Oxycodone supplier. Jones was part of a group planning to purchase and distribute 10,000 Oxycodone pills.

The DEA seized 586 pounds of marijuana and 10,000 fake Oxycodone tablets, which the defendants believed were real. Jones has been described as the group's "Hollywood connection".

He posted $100,000 in property and $20,000 cash.

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