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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Detroit Heroin Dealer Sentenced To Federal Prison

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A man who admitted coming to Charleston from Detroit, Michigan, to sell heroin was sentenced today to federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Kermit Ware, III, 26, of Detroit, Michigan pleaded guilty last January to using a communication device to facilitate a drug trafficking crime, and he was sentenced today to five months’ imprisonment.  Ware came to West Virginia in the summer of 2013 to distribute heroin after being recruited by a member of a Detroit-based heroin distribution ring with ties to Kanawha County.  In July 2013, Ware used his cellular telephone to facilitate several heroin sales to undercover police in and around Charleston.

This case was investigated by the Kanawha Bureau of Investigations.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution.

United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., is presiding over the case and imposed today’s sentence.

Updated January 7, 2015