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Detroit Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Heroin and Oxycodone with Intent to Distribute

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Detroit man pled guilty to a federal drug charge today, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Carlton Carter, 27, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin and oxycodone.

“We are stopping the flow of drugs coming from out-of-state poison peddlers into our communities,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “The Detroit drug dealers who come into my district are prosecuted vigorously and aggressively to the fullest extent of the law.”

Carter admitted that on July 10, 2019, law enforcement officers from the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) found him in possession of approximately 30 grams of heroin and 114 oxycodone 30 mg pills after they stopped a vehicle in which he was a passenger in Charleston. Carter admitted he possessed the drugs with intent to distribute them.

Carter faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on October 13, 2020.

MDENT conducted the investigation. United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin presided over the plea hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Negar M. Kordestani is handling the prosecution. 


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Updated July 9, 2020

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