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Hardy County man sentenced for his role in heroin distribution operation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Brandon David Fout, of Oil Fields, West Virginia, was sentenced today to five years probation for his role in a heroin distribution ring, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. 

Fout, age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Interstate Travel in Furtherance of a Drug Crime” in July 2016. Fout traveled to Maryland from West Virginia to assist in the distribution of heroin in June 2015. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the West Virginia State Police, the West Virginia State Police Criminal Bureau of Investigations, and the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided. 

Updated March 28, 2019

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