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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beckley Woman Receives Prison Sentence For Heroin Distribution

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Teruko Miller, 29, of Beckley, West Virginia was sentenced today to one year in federal prison for distribution of heroin.  Miller previously pled guilty in June of 2014, to selling 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 Unit.  This case was prosecuted as 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 United States 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 opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District.

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

Updated January 7, 2015