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

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Detroit man pleads guilty to heroin charge

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Tuesday that Kenneth D. Bowden, 28, of Detroit, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

On April 8, 2014, Huntington Police Department officers executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 900 block of 6th St. in Huntington. Bowden was staying in the apartment at the time of the search warrant. When they entered the apartment, officers observed Bowden and a second individual exiting through the rear bedroom. During the search, officers found a bag containing 113.7 grams of heroin. The HPD Forensic Investigations Unit located a usable print on the bag, and verified it to be Bowden’s right thumb print.

Bowden stated he possessed the heroin for the purpose of distribution.

Bowden faces up to 40 years in federal prison and, a $5 million fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 11, 2015.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the plea hearing.

The case is being investigated by the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph Adams is in charge of the prosecution.


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