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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Charleston Heroin Dealer Sentenced In Federal Court

Charleston, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Ricky Williams, 23, of Charleston, was sentenced today in federal court in Charleston, to four months in federal prison. Williams plead guilty on August 4, 2014, to the distribution of heroin.

Williams admitted that on September 17, 2013, he sold heroin to a confidential informant working with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) for $100.00.  Williams also admitted that he sold heroin to the same informant on September 25, 2013, and on October 28, 2013.

This case was investigated by the MDENT. This 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 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 and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

Updated January 7, 2015