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Alderson man sentenced in federal drug case

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Seth Allen Carr, 24, of Alderson, West Virginia, was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for using a telephone to facilitate the distribution of heroin.

Carr pleaded guilty in August 2014, admitting that on April 9, 2014, he set up a drug deal during a telephone conversation with a confidential informant. Shortly after the conversation, Carr distributed a quantity of heroin to the informant in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

The case was investigated by the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force under the Greenbrier Valley Heroin and Pill Initiative, part of an ongoing effort by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the sale of heroin and the illicit sale of prescription drugs. The United States Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney John File handled the prosecution of this case.

Updated January 13, 2015