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Charleston Career Offender Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Selling Heroin Containing Fentanyl

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for a drug crime, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. David Ferguson, 48, previously pled guilty to the distribution of heroin.  At sentencing, the Court found that because he had two prior felony offenses that were crimes of violence, Ferguson was a career offender. 

“It’s 10 years in federal prison for this career offender,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “From his history of violent crimes to his current conviction for selling fentanyl laced heroin, he earned this sentence.  Our communities are safer as a result of putting repeat offenders like Ferguson behind bars.”

Ferguson sold heroin, that was later confirmed to contain fentanyl, to a confidential informant working with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) on November 5, 2018, in Charleston.

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin imposed the sentence.  The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman handled the prosecution.

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. 2:18-cr-00294.


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Updated October 1, 2020

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