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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Charleston Man Sentenced To Nearly 5 Years In Prison On Federal Drug Charge

Police found a total more than 3,700 wrapped doses of heroin and cocaine during traffic stop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A 28-year-old man who had thousands of individually wrapped doses of heroin and cocaine during a June 2013 traffic stop in Charleston was sentenced today to four years and nine months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced.  William Charles Landon, IV, of Charleston, previously pleaded guilty in October 2013 to possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine.  The sentence was handed down by United States District Court Judge Thomas E. Johnston in Charleston. 

On June 16, 2013, police conducted a traffic stop of Landon’s vehicle along Interstate 79 in Charleston.  Landon later consented to a search of the vehicle.  During the search, police seized approximately 3,747 individually wrapped doses of heroin and nearly 100 grams of cocaine.  Landon told police that the cocaine and heroin belonged to him. 

This case was investigated by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution. 

Updated January 7, 2015