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Beckley man sentenced in federal court for heroin distribution

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Beckley was placed on probation for three years for his conviction for selling heroin.  Mario Walton, age 28, of previously pled guilty in January of 2015, to selling heroin to a person cooperating with law enforcement authorities.  The drug deal took place on Airport Road in Beaver, Raleigh County, West Virginia.

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.

Updated April 22, 2015