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Beckley area man pleads guilty to oxycodone distribution

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Boyd Wendell Clark, 31, of Daniels, West Virginia, pleaded guilty in federal court to distribution of oxycodone.

Clark admitted that on Oct. 1, 2014, he sold oxycodone to a confidential informant at Pine Grove Circle in Daniels.

Clark faces up to 20 years in federal prison, and a $1 million fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 13, 2015.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the 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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Updated January 8, 2016

Topic
Drug Trafficking