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Cedar Grove Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crimes

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Cedar Grove man pleaded guilty today to federal drug crimes.

According to court documents, between May 29, 2018  and November 7, 2018, Danny Allen Hudson, 62, sold quantities of oxycodone 30mg pills to a person who was working with law enforcement as a confidential informant on five separate occasions. The drug sale occurred at his residence.  On November 20, 2018, officers executed a search warrant on Hudson’s residence.  Inside the master bedroom, officers found a 30-06 rifle.  Hudson  admitted to possessing that rifle, despite being a prohibited person because of two prior felony convictions. 

Hudson pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of oxycodone and faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on February 24, 2022.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). 

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin presided over the hearing.  Assistant U.S. Attorney L. Alexander Hamner is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:20-cr-00087.





Updated December 2, 2021

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