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DETROIT MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HEROIN DISTRIBUTION IN HUNTINGTON

DRUGS, GUN AND SCALES SEIZED FROM HUNTINGTON RESIDENCE

Huntington, W.Va. – Alton Tribble, 37, of Detroit, Michigan pled guilty today in federal court in Huntington to a single count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.  On December 26, 2013, members of the Huntington Police Department executed a search warrant at 917 21st Street in Huntington and seized 18 individually wrapped baggies of a substance that field tested positive for heroin, a .32 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and a set of digital scales. That residence was used by Tribble to store heroin for resale in Huntington.  Tribble faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced on July 14, 2014.

This case is being 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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