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Detroit Man Sentenced for Drug Crime

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

Charleston, W.Va. – A Michigan man was sentenced to federal prison for a drug crime, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Todd Stephens, 33, was sentenced to 57 months in prison for aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute quantities of fentanyl.  His prison sentence is to be followed by three years of supervised release. 

“Fentanyl is deadly,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “That’s why we have prosecuted every single fentanyl dealer brought to us by law enforcement.”

Stephens previously admitted that on August 28, 2017, he aided and abetted co-defendant Bree Eberbaugh in the distribution of heroin.  Eberbaugh was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison, followed by three years of  supervised release on July 1, 2019.  The two were arrested after law enforcement executed a search warrant on their residence.  Inside, officers found two handguns, over $3,000 in cash, and over 54 grams of fentanyl.    

The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) conducted the investigation.   Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence.   Assistant United States Attorneys John Frail and Alexander Hamner handled the prosecution.

This case is being prosecuted as part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.), an enforcement surge that seeks to reduce the supply of deadly synthetic opioids in high impact areas.


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Updated October 7, 2019

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