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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution While on Supervised Release

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man who sold heroin while on federal supervised release for a prior felony drug conviction pled guilty today, announced United States Attorney Michael B. Stuart. Stalin Simon, 47, entered his guilty plea to distribution of heroin.  The Williamstown Police Department conducted the investigation.

“Simon must not have served enough time for his previous federal drug conviction,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “He couldn’t even wait until he had finished his term of supervised release before he picked up where he left off as a drug dealer.  We’re sending him back to federal prison.”

Simon admitted that on January 18, 2019, his vehicle was stopped by a police officer with the Williamstown Police Department. During a search of the vehicle, police officers seized a distribution quantity of heroin in addition to suspected marijuana and Xanax pills. Simon admitted to the charged drug trafficking activity. Simon was serving a term of federal supervised release for a prior federal felony drug conviction at the time his vehicle was stopped in Williamstown, West Virginia.

Simon faces up to 20 years in federal prison on the heroin charge when he is sentenced on August 6, 2019.  He also faces up to two years in prison for violating his federal supervised release.

Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Tessman is responsible for the prosecution. Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber presided over the plea hearing.


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Drug Trafficking
Updated March 26, 2019