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Huntington Man Sentenced for Distributing Fentanyl

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Jeremy Midkiff, 38, was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for his conviction for distributing fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.

Midkiff previously admitted that on May 2, 2017, he met a confidential informant in Huntington and gave the informant fentanyl in exchange for $70.     

“Powerful fentanyl has killed far too many West Virginians and devastated our families and communities.  Since the inception of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.) one year ago, we’ve prosecuted every fentanyl dealer we find, regardless of drug quantity,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “As a result, we have 62 cases and 13 convictions, including Midkiff, to date.”

The Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation.   United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor handled the prosecution.

This case is being prosecuted as part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.), an enforcement surge that seeks to reduce the supply of deadly synthetic opioids in high impact areas.


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Updated July 17, 2019

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