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Four defendants sentenced for Federal drug crimes in Beckley

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Four defendants were sentenced today in federal court for drug charges, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. 

Jason Treadway, 33, of Beckley, was sentenced to two years and six months in federal prison for using a telephone to facilitate a drug deal. Treadway previously pleaded guilty in October 2015 to the federal drug crime. Treadway admitted that on March 12, 2015, and on May 6, 2015, he used a telephone to arrange heroin deals with a confidential informant. In both instances after arranging the drug deals, Treadway met with the confidential informant and distributed heroin.

Shawn Haines, 43, of Beckley, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for distributing oxycodone. Haines previously pleaded guilty in October 2015 to the federal drug charge. Haines admitted that on October 28, 2014, he distributed oxycodone to a confidential informant cooperating with law enforcement. The drug deal took place on Christopher Drive in Beckley. 

Jamal Johnson, 25, of Beckley, was sentenced to a year and two months in federal prison for distributing cocaine. Johnson previously pleaded guilty in October 2015 to the federal drug crime. Johnson admitted that on June 22, 2015, he sold cocaine to a confidential informant working with law enforcement. The drug deal took place on Industrial Drive in Beckley.

Ron Perdue, 54, of Mt. Hope, was sentenced to four years of probation for distributing oxycodone. Perdue previously pleaded guilty in October 2015 to the federal drug charge. Perdue admitted that on October 22, 2014, he distributed oxycodone to a confidential informant on Ewart Avenue in Beckley. 

These cases were investigated by the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit. The sentences were imposed by United States District Judge Irene C. Berger.

These prosecutions were brought 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 February 11, 2016

Topic
Drug Trafficking