FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2014
BECKLEY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SELLING HEROIN
BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Timothy Peck, 41, of Beckley, West Virginia, plead guilty in federal court in Beckley to distributing heroin. Peck admitted that in January of 2014, he sold heroin to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities. The drug deal took place on Pardee Lane in Stanaford, West Virginia.
Peck faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. United States District Judge Irene C. Berger scheduled the sentencing for September 10l 2014.
The Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit conducted the investigation.
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 in communities across the Southern District.