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

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Beckley-area man pleads guilty to federal drug charge

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Lorenzo Anderson, 32, of Beckley, pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge. Anderson admitted that on February 16, 2015, when a search warrant was executed at his Beckley home, he was in possession of cocaine base with the intent to distribute it.

Anderson faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. United States District Judge Irene C. Berger scheduled Anderson’s sentencing for October 21, 2015.

The Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit conducted the investigation.

Updated July 8, 2015