FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2014
OHIO MAN SENTENCED FOR ROLE IN HEROIN CONSPIRACY
Charleston, W.Va. – Christopher Swann, 24, of Port William, Ohio, was sentenced today to six months’ imprisonment and six months’ home confinement for his involvement in a heroin conspiracy where he purchased heroin in Ohio for distribution in West Virginia. Swann pled guilty in March of 2014 and admitted that he made three trips to Ohio to purchase heroin for resale in West Virginia. Swann was sentenced by United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver who made it a specific requirement of Swann’s sentence that he work at least 40 hours per week after he completes his period of incarceration.
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 opiates. The United States 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 .