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

Monday, August 1, 2016

Detroit man sentenced to five and a half years in Federal prison for oxycodone crime

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Detroit man was sentenced today to five and a half years in federal prison for a drug crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Chester Estes, 41, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.

On October 2, 2014, Estes was arrested on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant in Huntington. In a search following the arrest, Estes was found to be in possession of $4,590 in cash and 475 oxycodone pills.

The Huntington Federal Drug Task Force and the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey is responsible for the prosecution. Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

This case was 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.

Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
Updated August 1, 2016