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Bluefield Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that a Bluefield, West Virginia, man pled guilty to a drug offense in federal court in Bluefield.  Alvin Gardner, 31,  pled guilty to distribution of oxymorphone.  This case was investigated by the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

“The illicit sale of prescription pills is a substantial threat throughout southern West Virginia,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Whether you are a drug trafficker, drug dealer, drug thug or a drug dealer in a lab coat, we are coming after anyone that perpetuates or perpetuated the opioid crisis. I will do everything in my power to protect the people of West Virginia from the sinister forces undermining our communities and families.”

Gardner admitted that on August 15, 2018, he distributed a quantity of oxymorphone to a confidential informant in Bluefield.  He further admitted that he distributed oxymorphone on three other occasions and that on August 21, 2018, he possessed with the intent to distribute approximately 193 oxymorphone pills and 165 oxycodone pills at a residence in Bluefield.  Gardner faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on July 2, 2019.

Assistant John File is handling the prosecution.  Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber presided at the plea hearing.


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Updated February 28, 2019

Drug Trafficking
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