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Press Release

Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Crime

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Benjamin Jack Reed, 41, of Huntington, pleaded guilty today to aiding and abetting the distribution of fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 29, 2022, Reed and a co-defendant sold approximately 27 grams of fentanyl to a confidential informant in a Huntington parking lot.

Reed is scheduled to be sentenced on May 15, 2023, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department.

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:22-cr-211.





Updated February 13, 2023

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