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Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl and Methamphetamine

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man caught selling fentanyl and methamphetamine last year in Huntington pled guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Brandon Scott Kidd, 39, entered a guilty plea to distributing fentanyl and methamphetamine in federal court in Huntington.  Stuart commended the investigative efforts of the FBI Drug Task Force and the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department.

“Kidd was selling fentanyl, heroin and meth in Huntington,”  said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Getting him and others like him off our streets and out of our towns is a priority for me and this office.”

On July 16, 2018, an informant working at the direction of the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department went to Kidd’s residence located at 831 15th Street in Huntington to purchase fentanyl.  Inside the residence, Kidd sold the informant fentanyl in exchange for $220.  Kidd then offered to sell, and sold, the informant methamphetamine in addition to the fentanyl.  Later that day, deputies executed a search warrant at Kidd’s residence.  During the search, deputies recovered approximately 12 grams of fentanyl and approximately 48 grams of methamphetamine.  

As part of his plea agreement, Kidd admitted that he distributed fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine in Huntington between July of 2017 and July of 2018.  Kidd further admitted that he allowed others to stay in his residence for the purchase of storing and selling drugs. 

Kidd faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on June 10, 2019.

Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is handling the prosecution.  The plea hearing was held before United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.


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Updated February 25, 2019

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