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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Detroit drug dealer pleads guilty to federal heroin charge

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Detroit man found with heroin in Huntington in 2013 pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  David Darrell Walker, 37, entered a guilty plea in federal court in Huntington to possession with intent to distribute heroin.

On August 8, 2013, members of the Huntington FBI Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 1301 15th Street in Huntington.  Officers found Walker in the residence and seized approximately 35 grams of heroin, 42 oxycodone pills and two guns. Walker admitted as part of his guilty plea that he intended to distribute the heroin and pills from the residence.

Walker faces up to 20 years in federal prison, and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 28, 2015.

The Huntington FBI Drug Task Force and Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is in charge of the prosecution.

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 June 30, 2015