FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2014
DELAWARE MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT TO HEROIN DISTRIBUTION
Charleston, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Bobby Evans, 29, of Delaware, entered a guilty plea in federal court in Charleston to distributing heroin. Evans admitted that on May 28, 2014, he met a confidential informant (CI) at Tudors Biscuit World on Washington Street East, in Charleston and sold heroin to the CI for $60.00. Evans also admitted that he had previously sold cocaine base (crack) to the same CI on May 27, 2014 in front of his residence on Washington Street East in Charleston. On May 29, 2014, officers executed a search warrant at the house where Evans was staying and found $40.00 of the money used by the CI to buy the heroin, additional heroin, and a gun.
Evans faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on November 13, 2014, by United States District Court Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr.The case was investigated by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman is in charge of the prosecution. The 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 United States 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.