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Cabell County Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury On Illegal Prescription Painkiller Possession Charge

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Cabell County man was indicted on June 18 by a federal grand jury sitting in Huntington on drug charges. According to a single-count indictment, Eric Lavell Minter, 28, of Huntington, allegedly possessed oxycodone with intent to distribute on May 20, 2013. 

Minter faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. 

The investigation was conducted by the DEA and the Huntington Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is in charge of the prosecution. 

The matter 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.  The U.S. 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 in communities across the Southern District. 

Note: The charge contained in the indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Click here to view a copy of the indictment

Updated January 7, 2015