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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 12, 2014

Detroit Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Heroin

Huntington, W.Va. – A Detroit man who was part of a heroin conspiracy in the Huntington area, pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Daniel M. Flowers, 43, pleaded guilty before Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers in Huntington to distributing heroin.

Between August of 2008 and April of 2013, Flowers and his co-conspirators, some of whom transported the heroin from Detroit to Huntington, utilized multiple residences in the Huntington area to store, prepare and distribute heroin.  On April 10, 2013, a confidential informant contacted Flowers and arranged to buy some heroin.  The informant subsequently met with Flowers at an apartment in the 1000 block of 12th Avenue in Huntington, where Flowers sold the heroin to the informant $150. 

Flowers faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on August 11, 2014.

The FBI Huntington Violent Crimes Drug Task Force and the 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 January 7, 2015