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

Monday, March 16, 2015

Detroit man pleads guilty to distributing heroin in Huntington

Huntington, W.VA. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Keith Cornell McKinney, also known as “Tony,” 32, of Detroit, Michigan, pleaded guilty today to distribution of heroin.

McKinney admitted that on October 9, 2013, he sold heroin to an informant working for the Huntington Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force.  The transaction occurred at a residence on Rear 30th Street in Huntington.

McKinney who is scheduled to be sentenced on June 15, 2015, faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Barboursville Police Department, Cabell County Sheriff’s Department and the Huntington Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua C. Hanks is handling 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.

Drug Trafficking
Updated March 16, 2015