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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 25, 2013

Huntington Man Gets Federal Prison Time For Selling Heroin

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A 40-year-old man was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison today for selling heroin to a police informant, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Michael Duane Dixon, of Huntington, previously pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin in August.

On August 27, 2012, Dixon was contacted by a confidential informant working in cooperation with the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force to arrange a heroin transaction.  After speaking by telephone, Dixon and the informant met at a predetermined location in the vicinity of 11th Avenue and 22nd Street in Huntington.  Dixon sold five grams of heroin to the police informant in exchange for $1,000. 

In addition, Dixon is responsible for selling oxycodone, crack cocaine and heroin on May 31, 2010 and September 4, 2012. 

The Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled prosecution. 

This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District. 

Updated January 7, 2015