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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 10, 2015

Former Detroit man sentenced to federal prison on drug charge

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A former Detroit man was sentenced today to 41 months in prison on a federal drug charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Tony Searcy, 48, previously pled guilty in federal court in Huntington to possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it.  Searcy admitted that on September 26, 2014, he traveled from Detroit, Michigan to Huntington, West Virginia, with approximately 100 grams of heroin that he intended to distribute. 

The investigation was conducted by the DEA Task Force. Assistant United States Attorneys Greg McVey and Jennifer Rada Herrald are responsible for the prosecution.

This case is 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 pills and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 10, 2015