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Greenbrier County Man Sentenced on Drug Charge

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that a Greenbrier County man was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in federal prison for distributing oxymorphone.  Cody Reed Godfrey, 26, pled guilty in May to distributing oxymorphone pills to an informant in Alderson, where Godfrey was residing at the time.  The case was investigated by the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.  

“More than 1,000 died in West Virginia last year from overdose,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “The illicit sale of prescription pills is still a major concern in the majority of our southern counties because those pills can cause great harm and even death.  My team will prosecute pill dealers like Godfrey every day of the week and twice on Sundays until we shut down pill trafficking.”

Godfrey admitted that he distributed, or possessed with the intent to distribute, 49 ½ oxymorphone pills and a small quantity of methamphetamine between June 9 and June 13, 2017. 

Assistant United States Attorney John File prosecuted the case.  United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence.


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Updated August 30, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs