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Detroit man sentenced to prison for federal heroin offense

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

Huntington, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Lawrence Milton Works, 28, of Detroit, Michigan was sentenced to three years and ten months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin. 

In his April 2015 guilty plea, Works admitted that he possessed for distribution, approximately 80 grams of heroin, 117 30 mg oxycodone pills, and approximately 3.3 grams of cocaine at his apartment in East Pea Ridge, Huntington for distribution.  Works also had over $5,700.00 in drug proceeds and two firearms inside the apartment. 

Today’s sentence was imposed by Chief United States District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers.

The investigation was conducted by the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman handled 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 communities across the Southern District.

Updated August 3, 2015