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

Friday, May 15, 2015

Detroit man pleads guilty to illegal distribution of pain pills

Charleston, W.Va. – Deangelo Cann, 25, of Detroit, Michigan, pled guilty today in federal court in Charleston to distribution of oxymorphone. Cann admitted that on each of February 2 and 3, 2015, he sold the prescription drugs to a confidential informant (CI) working with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT). Both transactions, which occurred in a vehicle in Charleston, were witnessed by  an undercover police officer who accompanied the CI. Cann faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000.00 fine when he is sentenced on August 24, 2015.

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.

This case was investigated by MDENT.  AUSA John Frail is responsible for the prosecution.

Updated May 15, 2015