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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 7, 2019

Detroit Man Sentenced for Federal Heroin Conviction

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Detroit, Michigan man was sentenced to federal prison today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Huntington, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Brandon R. Ware, 35, was sentenced to 60 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.  Ware was also ordered to serve a four-year term of supervised release following his prison sentence. 

“Ware, a Detroit drug dealer, is responsible for distributing nearly 400 grams of heroin in Huntington,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Now he is one of many heroin dealers going to federal prison as a result of the collaborative work between federal, state and local law enforcement and my prosecutors.”

Ware previously admitted that, from November 2014 to May of 2016, he conspired with others to distribute over 100 grams of heroin in the Huntington area.  Ware frequently received quantities of heroin which had been transported from Detroit on consignment and he would distribute the heroin in Huntington.  Ware then returned money from the sales to the source of the heroin in Detroit.  Ware admitted that he was responsible for the distribution of up to 400 grams of heroin during the conspiracy. 

The FBI Drug Task Force and the Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation.   United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated October 7, 2019