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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 28, 2014

Detroit Man Pleads Guilty To Prescription Drug Trafficking In Nitro

Huntington, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Gregory Lindsey Jr, 22, of Detroit, Michigan, entered a guilty plea today to possession with intent to distribute oxymorphone pills, commonly known as “Opana.”  Lindsey faces up to 20 years imprisonment when he is sentenced on August 4, 2014, by Chief United States District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers.

In January of 2014, detectives with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) searched the residence at 21A Bailes Drive in Nitro, West Virginia.  When officers entered the apartment, they found Lindsey holding a gun.  Officers chased Lindsey as he ran to the back bedroom of the apartment to dispose of the gun.  After a brief struggle with the officers,  Lindsey was restrained and searched. Officers found two baggies containing Opana pills in the pocket of his pants and $2,000.00 in cash.  The gun, a semiautomatic pistol, was found under Lindsey. 

MDENT conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman is in charge of the prosecution.

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