A federal jury convicted a Clay County man of illegally distributing drugs that resulted in a woman's death, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey.
Jurors also convicted Terry R. Smith, 54, of illegal possession of guns, and convicted Smith and his wife, Gerry, of conspiring to distribute the painkiller oxycodone.
Terry Smith was charged with having other people get pain-pill prescriptions at a clinic in another state, then selling the pills in Clay County. The drug runners were paid in pills.
Evidence showed that after Patty Smallwood made a trip to Georgia for Smith in September 2011, she took some of the pills he gave her and died, according to Harvey's office.
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Terry Smith faces at least 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in May, but could receive a life sentence. His wife faces a sentence of up to 20 years.