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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 24, 2014

Huntington Man Admits He Received Dangerous Drugs Through The Mail

Huntington, W.Va. –  United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Quincy Ray Johnson, 34, of Huntington, West Virginia was sentenced today by Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers to six years and six months imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, a dangerous and addictive pain killer.  On April 17, 2013, an Express Mail Parcel was intercepted by United States Postal Inspectors after a specially trained police dog indicated the presence of drugs.  A search warrant was obtained for the package and when it was opened, agents found 1260 oxycodone pills, and approximately 1 ounce of Molly (MDMA), a street drug akin to “Ecstasy.”  After the inspection, the drugs were returned to the original packaging and delivered to 1737 10th Avenue, Huntington, West Virginia. A black male, later identified as Johnson, answered the door and accepted the delivery.  A search warrant was subsequently executed and the package was recovered.  When questioned by authorities, Johnson admitted that he expected and received the package containing the illegal drugs.  Johnson also admitted receiving four other packages through the mail, each containing approximately 300 oxycodone 30-mg pills. Johnson plead guilty in September of 2013

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