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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 6, 2015

Huntington man pleads guilty to federal drug charge

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man who illegally sold oxycodone pills in 2013 and 2014 pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Clinton Mack Mount, 37, entered a guilty plea to distributing oxycodone before Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.

On January 13, 2014, Mount met an informant working with the Drug Enforcement Administration outside a Barboursville restaurant and sold 100 oxycodone pills to the informant in exchange for $3,000.  Mount also sold oxycodone pills to an informant on three other occasions from December of 2013 to January of 2014.

Mount faces up to 20 years in federal prison, and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 6, 2015.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is in charge of the prosecution.

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 April 6, 2015