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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Kimberly Ann LeGrand, 37, of Huntington, pleaded guilty today in federal court before United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers to distribution of oxymorphone.  On December 9, 2011, a confidential informant working with the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force arrived at LeGrand’s Huntington residence and purchased three 40-milligram oxymorphone pills from the defendant.  LeGrand admitted that she received $195 in exchange for the pills. 

LeGrand faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when she is sentenced on August 13, 2012. 

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.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, remain committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District. 

The Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey is in charge of the prosecution. 

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