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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Detroit man sentenced for heroin possession

Charleston, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Steven Adams, age 47, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Thomas E. Johnston to five months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release with the first five months of supervised release to be on home confinement. Adams previously pled guilty in February of 2015, admitting that heroin found in his possession at the Greyhound Bus Station in Charleston, West Virginia on June 16, 2014, was his and that he intended to transport it from Charleston to Detroit for distribution. Members of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT), conducting surveillance at the bus station on that date, discovered the heroin during a conversation with Adams.

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 heroin and  prescription drugs.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal heroin and pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District.

Updated May 19, 2015