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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Coal City Man Sentenced To Thirty Months For Distribution Of Oxycodone

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Harry D. Rhodes, Jr., 49 of Coal City, West Virginia was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment for a federal drug charge.  Rhodes previously pled guilty in May of 2014, to selling oxycodone, a powerful and addictive prescription pain medication, to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities.  The drug deal took place in Coal City, near Beckley, West Virginia.

This case was investigated by the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit.  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 United States 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