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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Beckley man sentenced in federal court for heroin distribution

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Beckley man was sentenced in federal court in Beckley distribution of heroin.  John Lee Jenkins, 51, of Beckley, was sentenced to a 14-month term of imprisonment, followed by a 3-year term of supervised release.  Jenkins previously pled guilty in April, 2015, to distributing heroin. 

On November 11, 2014, Jenkins sold heroin to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities.  The drug deal took place on Stanaford Road in Beckley, 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. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 12, 2015