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Beckley area man sentenced to nine years for distributing oxycodone

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, age 31, of Daniels, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal court in Beckley to nine years of imprisonment, followed by a 5-year term of supervised release.  Clark previously pled guilty in January of 2015, to distributing oxycodone to a person cooperating with law enforcement authorities.  The drug deal took place on Pine Grove Circle in Daniels, West Virginia.  Clark was sentenced under the federal “career offender” guideline, which provides for enhanced sentencing based upon the defendant’s criminal history. This case was investigated by the Beckley Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and is being prosecuted under the Beckley Pill Initiative directed by the United States Attorney’s Office.    

This case is 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 heroin.  The U.S. 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 pills and heroin in communities across the Southern District.

The sentence was imposed by the Honorable Irene C. Berger.

Updated May 13, 2015