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Press Release

Beckley Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Heroin

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – William David Reid, 46, of Beckley, was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for distribution of heroin.

According to court documents, Reid sold a quantity of heroin to a confidential informant in Beckley on August 3, 2020.  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 further admitted that he had been distributing heroin and methamphetamine in and around the Southern District of West Virginia for over a year prior to his arrest.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson 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 imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess handled 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 November 22, 2021

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