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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 7, 2022

Detroit Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Crime

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A Detroit man pleaded guilty today to the distribution of fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Eugene W. Williams, also known as “Bo,” 45,  admitted that he sold what he now knows was a quantity of fentanyl to a confidential informant near Mount Hope in Raleigh County on March 4, 2021. Williams further admitted that he sold another quantity of fentanyl to the same confidential informant on March 11, 2021.

Williams is scheduled to be sentenced on December 15, 2022, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison as well as at least three years of supervised release and a $1 million fine.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit for conducting the investigation.  The Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit consists of officers from the West Virginia State Police, the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department, and the Beckley Police Department.

United States District Judge Frank W. Volk presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:22-cr-32.

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Opioids
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 7, 2022