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Boone County heroin dealer sentenced by federal court to eight years

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Leonard Dillon, 58, of Bim, Boone County, West Virginia was sentenced in federal court in Charleston today to eight years in federal prison for distributing heroin in Boone County.  Dillon previously pleaded guilty in August of 2014.

On March 21, 2013, Dillon sold heroin to a confidential informant working with law enforcement.  On four other occasions in March and April of 2013, Dillon sold heroin and oxycodone to the same confidential informant.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Rada Herrald handled the prosecution.

The case is being 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.

Updated January 13, 2015