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RALEIGH COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON ON FEDERAL OXYCODONE CHARGE

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Charles S. Cadle, 54, of Amigo, Raleigh County, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 57 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release by United States District Judge Irene C. Berger for aiding and abetting the distribution of oxycodone.  Cadle pleaded guilty in June.  On September 10, 2009, the defendant had assisted another person in the sale of oxycodone pills at his residence in Amigo.  The Court found that the defendant had participated in a yearlong scheme in which between approximately $36,000 and $50,000 worth of oxycodone was sold. 

The defendant’s daughter, Chrystal Cadle, 34, was sentenced in November to 27 months in prison for her role in the scheme.        

This case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney John File handled the prosecution. 

This case was also 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. 

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