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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Beckley drug dealer sentenced for distributing pain pills

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A Beckley man was sentenced today to a year in federal prison for a drug crime, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. David Pfost, 31, previously pleaded guilty to distribution of oxycodone.

Pfost admitted that on February 11, 2015, he distributed oxycodone to a confidential informant working with law enforcement. The drug deal took place on Washington Street in Beckley.  

The Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit conducted the investigation. United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence.

This prosecution was brought 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 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 opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
Updated June 30, 2016