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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Heroin Dealer From Ohio Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Charge

Charleston, W.Va. – An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today.  Christopher Swann, 23, admitted at today’s plea hearing that he and others traveled back and forth from Charleston, West Virginia, to Ohio to purchase heroin for resale in Charleston.  Swann was previously indicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin in October of 2013.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 18, 2014. He faces up to 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine and at least three years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by Charleston Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit.

This case is being prosecuted 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 January 7, 2015