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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Detroit drug dealer pleads guilty to federal drug charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Detroit man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Anthony Curtis Beckley II, 34, pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston to possessing oxycodone with the intent to distribute.  Beckley admitted that on October 7, 2013, he possessed over 200 oxycodone pills that he intended to sell.

Beckley faces up to twenty years of imprisonment when he is sentenced on September 21, 2015.

The investigation was conducted by the Metro Drug Enforcement Network Team. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Rada Herrald is in charge of the prosecution.

This case is 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.

Updated June 25, 2015