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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Detroit man sentenced on heroin charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Stacy Erwin Jones, 35, of Detroit, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin.

On March 20, 2014, Jones, also known as “Red,” sold heroin to a confidential informant at a store in the Charleston Town Center Mall. Officers executed a search warrant at Jones’ residence, where they seized around 10 grams of heroin. Jones had more than $3,000 on his person when he was arrested following the warrant execution.

Jones previously served 13 years in prison for a 1999 assault with intent to murder conviction in Detroit.

United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston imposed the sentence.

The case was investigated by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Networking Team. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua C. Hanks was in charge of the prosecution.

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 communications across the Southern District.


Drug Trafficking
Updated January 8, 2016