FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2014
GREENBRIER COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL DRUG CHARGE
Beckley, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a Greenbrier county man pled guilty to a federal drug charge in Beckley today. Seth Allen Carr, 24, of Alderson, admitted that on April 9, 2014, he used a telephone to facilitate a drug transaction. When he used the telephone he was in Lewisburg. Following the telephone conversation, Carr sold heroin to a confidential informant. Carr faces up to 4 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. United States District Judge Irene Berger scheduled his sentencing for January 8, 2015.
This case was investigated by the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John File.
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 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.