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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Greenbrier County man pleads guilty to Federal oxycodone crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Greenbrier County man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug crime, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. Edgar Crislip, 48, of Ronceverte, entered his guilty plea to distribution of oxycodone.

Crislip admitted that on November 30, 2015, he distributed oxycodone pills to a confidential informant in Ronceverte. He further admitted that he sold oxycodone pills on three other occasions.

Crislip faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on October 5, 2016.

The Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney John File is handling the prosecution. The plea hearing was held before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger.

This case was prosecuted under the Greenbrier Valley Heroin and Pill Initiative, 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
Prescription Drugs
Updated June 21, 2016