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Huntington man pleads guilty to federal oxycodone charge

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man who possessed and sold oxycodone in 2013 pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Tracey Lee Gibson, 36, entered a guilty plea in federal court in Huntington to possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.

On March 26, 2013, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at Gibson’s residence at 1608 Madison Avenue in Huntington.  During the search, agents recovered 43 oxycodone pills that Gibson intended to sell.  Prior to the search, Gibson assisted in the sale of oxycodone to a DEA confidential informant on three occasions in February and March of 2013. 

Gibson faces up to 20 years in federal prison, and is scheduled to be sentenced on November 30, 2015.

The Drug Enforcement Administration 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 August 31, 2015

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