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

Monday, April 6, 2015

Beckley man sentenced for federal drug charge

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Beckley man was sentenced in federal court in Huntington on a federal drug charge. Michael Greer, 30, of Beckley, was sentenced as a career offender to a 120-month term of imprisonment, followed by a 3-year term of supervised release.  Greer previously pled guilty in December of 2014, to distributing heroin to a person cooperating with law enforcement authorities.  The drug deal took place on Brooks Street in Beckley.  The sentence was imposed by Chief United States District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers.

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 6, 2015