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Charleston man sentenced for selling pills

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Clarence Scarberry, 51, of Charleston, was sentenced today in federal court in Charleston to 21 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release. Scarberry pled guilty late last year to the distribution of pills containing hydrocodone.  Scarberry admitted that he sold pills to an undercover police officer.  Scarberry also admitted that he and others had obtained the pills during trips to Florida.

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.  Assistant United States Attorney John Frail is responsible for the prosecution.

Updated March 4, 2015

Drug Trafficking