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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Charleston heroin dealer sentenced to Federal prison for drug crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man was sentenced to a year and nine months in federal prison for a heroin crime, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. Justin Randolph, 27, previously entered his guilty plea to distribution of heroin.

Randolph admitted that on January 15, 2015, he sold heroin to a confidential informant working with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office. The drug deal took place in the Kroger parking lot in Dunbar.

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team, and the West Virginia State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney John J. Frail is handling the prosecution. United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston imposed the sentence.

This case was 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 pills and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 22, 2016