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Detroit Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Bashiri Deon McDaniel, also known as “Chevy”, age 36, of Detroit, Michigan, pleaded guilty today to distributing heroin. McDaniel admitted that on December 22, 2011, he sold heroin to what proved to be a confidential informant working with the West Virginia State Police. The transaction occurred at a residence in Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia. As part of his plea, McDaniel further admitted that between the winter of 2011 and March of 2013, he conspired with others to distribute between 400 and 700 grams of heroin originating out of Detroit to various individuals in Mason County and in Gallipolis, Ohio. McDaniel faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced on December 1, 2014.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers conducted today’s plea hearing.

The successful  investigation was the result of the cooperative efforts of the West Virginia State Police and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

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