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ST. ALBANS METH DEALER PLEADS GUILTY

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A St. Albans, W.Va. man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Alva Osborne, 46, pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston to distributing methamphetamine.  As part of the plea, Osborne admitted that on four separate occasions from November of 2012 through December of 2013, he sold quantities of methamphetamine to a confidential informant working with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team. Osborne also admitted that he distributed large quantities of methamphetamine to other individuals who were not cooperating with law enforcement.  Osborne faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on July 21, 2014.

The investigation was conducted by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team and the Charleston Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Haley Bunn is in charge of the prosecution.

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