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Bluefield Men Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

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

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that two Bluefield men were sentenced to federal prison on drug charges.  Stuart praised the work of the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

“Communities all across West Virginia have paid a heavy price because pills invaded these valleys and mountains,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “We are prosecuting with haste those whose illegal practices led to the scourge of pills that aided the path of addiction for which too many of our good citizens fell prey.”

Gerold Flack, 40, was sentenced to 78 months for distribution of hydromorphone.  He pled guilty in April, admitting that on November 7, 2017, he distributed hydromorphone to an informant in Bluefield.  He also admitted that from the summer of 2017 until about November 30, 2017, he distributed about 3375 hydromorphone pills. 

Jamaal Crenshaw, 37, was sentenced to 30 months for distribution of oxycodone.  He also pled guilty in April, and admitted that he sold several oxycodone and oxymorphone pills to an informant in September and October of 2017.  He further admitted that when police searched his residence on October 5, 2017, they found over $5,000 which he had earned from selling drugs. 

Assistant United States Attorney John File prosecuted the cases.  The sentences were imposed by Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber. 


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Updated September 4, 2018

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