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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Huntington drug dealer pleads guilty to Federal heroin crime

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man pleaded guilty today to a federal heroin charge, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. Jeremiah Eugene Caldwell, 32, entered his guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute heroin.

On September 9, 2015, deputies with the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at Caldwell’s residence located at 1400 Cedar Crest Drive in Huntington. Deputies recovered approximately 30 grams of heroin, a set of digital scales, and four firearms. During the execution of the search warrant, law enforcement found Caldwell at his residence and arrested him. Caldwell admitted that he possessed the heroin and the firearms seized in the search. He further admitted that he had been distributing heroin for approximately six months.

Caldwell faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on August 8, 2016. 

The Cabell County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is handling the prosecution. The plea hearing was held before Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers. 

This prosecution 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 opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 11, 2016