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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 12, 2015

Huntington man sentenced for distribution of oxymorphone

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Joey Jamal Braggs, also known as “Fresh,” 30, of Huntington, West Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison.

Braggs pleaded guilty in September 2014, to selling oxymorphone to a confidential informant.

On July 25, 2014, Braggs met with and sold the informant 10 oxymorphone pills in exchange for $600. Braggs sold eight additional 40-mg oxymorphone pills to the informant through a middle man on July 28, 2014.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey handled the prosecution of this case.

Updated January 13, 2015