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BARBOURSVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING HEROIN

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Barboursville man who admitted he distributed heroin was sentenced in federal court today, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced.  DeMarco D. Calvin, 31, of Barboursville, West Virginia, previously pleaded guilty in December of 2013 to heroin distribution.  Calvin admitted that he sold several hundred grams of heroin in the Barboursville area over the past few years.  At today’s hearing, Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers sentenced Calvin to 63months of federal imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Huntington Violent Crime/Drug Task Force, which is comprised of officers from the FBI, Cabell County Sheriff’s Department, and the Huntington and Barboursville Police Departments.   Special Assistant United States Attorney Sharon M. Frazier handled the 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 and heroin.  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 and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

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