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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Beckley Heroin Dealer Pleads Guilty In Federal Court

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Jason Calendar, 38, of Beckley, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Charleston to distributing heroin.  Calendar admitted that on August 1, 2014, he sold heroin to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities.  The drug deal took place on Laurel Terrace in Raleigh, West Virginia. 

Calendar faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.  United States District Judge Irene C. Berger scheduled the sentencing for February 11, 2015.

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

This case was 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.  

Updated January 7, 2015