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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Beaver woman pleads guilty to distributing heroin

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Kristen Rachele Davis, 24, of Beaver, West Virginia, pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing heroin.

Davis admitted that on Sept. 4, 2013, she distributed heroin to a confidential informant. The drug deal took place on Skyline Drive in Beaver.

Davis faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine. She is scheduled to be sentenced on April 30, 2015.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the plea hearing.

The case is being investigated by the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit.

This case is being 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 opiates. 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.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 8, 2016