Beckley man sentenced for heroin distribution
BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a Beckley man was sentenced today in federal court in Beckley for selling heroin. Robert Meade, 28, was sentenced to three years of probation. Meade previously pled guilty in November of 2014, admitting that he sold heroin to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities. The drug deal took place on Laurel Terrace in Beckley. The sentence was imposed by United States District Court Judge Irene C. Berger.
This case was investigated by the Beckley Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.
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.