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Huntington, W.Va. –  United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Gregory Lindsey, 23, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced in federal court in Huntington, West Virginia to four years and nine months in prison for possession with intent to distribute oxymorphone pills. Lindsey previously pled guilty in April of 2014, to possessing more than 50 oxymorphone pills, commonly known as “Opana,” that he intended to distribute at a home on Bailes Drive, in Nitro, West Virginia.   At the time of his arrest, Lindsey was in the Bailes Drive home with the oxymorphone pills and a High Point 380 caliber semiautomatic pistol.

The case was investigated by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT).  Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman handled the prosecution.

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 pills 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 heroin and 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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