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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Charleston Man With Illegally Distributing Heroin

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Darrell Shawton Collins, 36, was indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Charleston on March 4, 2014, on illegal drug distribution charges, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today.  According to a three-count indictment, Collins distributed heroin on December 4, 5, and 6, 2013, in Charleston. 

Collins faces up to 20 years in prison for each count, if convicted.

The investigation was conducted by the Charleston Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Rada is handling the prosecution.

Note: The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 7, 2015