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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Glen Daniel man sentenced for federal drug trafficking charge

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Michael Erwin Basham, 35, of Glen Daniel, was sentenced today to serve two years in federal prison, followed by a one year term of supervised release.  Basham previously pled guilty in February of 2015, to using a telephone to arrange a sale of oxycodone to a person cooperating with law enforcement authorities.  The phone call was made near Glen Daniel.

The Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit conducted the investigation.    

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.

Updated June 24, 2015