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Detroit Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges In Huntington

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Ivory Hall, 32, of Detroit, Michigan, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and heroin, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced. From March 2012 through September 2012, Hall, sometimes known as “Chris Nelson,” distributed heroin in and around Huntington.  On September 20, 2012, Hall was in a vehicle stopped by officers with the Huntington Police Department.  At the time of the stop, Hall threw to the ground packages containing 163 30-milligram oxycodone pills, heroin packages for sale and digital scales.

Additionally, on September 20, 2012, Hall’s residence at 222 Fifth Avenue in Huntington was searched.  Officers found ammunition and two firearms belonging to Hall.  Hall also had $18,312 in the apartment which was used in his distribution of controlled substances.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers scheduled Hall’s sentencing for December 1, 2014.  Hall faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment and a $1 million fine at sentencing.

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