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Akron Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Charge

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An Akron man pled guilty to a heroin charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Deangelo “O” Reeves, 34, pled guilty to possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it.

“An all too familiar occurrence,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Regardless of whether they are from Detroit or Akron, or right here at home, drug dealers caught peddling poisons in my District will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”   

Reeves admitted that on March 5, 2018 he threw a bag of heroin out of his car while being followed by police on McKee Avenue in Charleston.  The heroin had a street value of over $1,000 and Reeves admitted he had intended to distribute it.

Reeves faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced on April 22, 2020.

The Metro Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) investigated the case.   United States District Judge C. Irene presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Stefan Hasselblad is handling the prosecution.

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Updated January 8, 2020

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