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Beckley man sentenced for federal drug charge

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 man was sentenced for a federal drug charge.  Jason Calendar, 40, was sentenced to a four-month term of imprisonment, followed by a three-year term of supervised release.  Calendar previously pled guilty in November of 2014, admitted that he sold heroin to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities.  The drug deal took place on Laurel Terrace in Beckley.

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.

Defendant was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Irene C. Berger.

Updated March 4, 2015

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