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Press Release

Beckley Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Distribution

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – William David Reid, 46, of Beckley, pleaded guilty today to distribution of a quantity of heroin.

According to court documents, Reid sold a quantity of heroin to a confidential informant in Beckley on August 3, 2020.  As part of the plea, Reid also admitted to possessing approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine on August 12, 2020 that he intended to distribute in and around Raleigh County.   

Reid faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on November 5, 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit, the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

United States District Judge Frank W. Volk presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess is handling the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:20-cr-00156.





Updated July 23, 2021

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