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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 29, 2021

Beckley Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Heroin Distribution

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A Beckley man was sentenced today to seven years in prison for distribution of heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Greg Anthony Waters, Jr., 27, sold approximately 3.5 grams of heroin to a confidential informant working with law enforcement on January 9, 2020.  Waters admitted to meeting the informant in Beckley to sell the drugs.  Waters also admitted to selling cocaine base, heroin and fentanyl on several other occasions between January 9, 2020 and September 18, 2020. Multiple firearms were seized by law enforcement during a search of Waters’ apartment on September 30, 2020. Waters admitted that he was prohibited from possessing the firearms due to a prior felony conviction in Illinois.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit, which is comprised of officers from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department, the Beckley Police Department and the West Virginia State Police.

United States District Judge Frank W. Volk imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess handled the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:21-cr-00012.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated October 29, 2021