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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Huntington Man Sentenced for Federal Heroin Offense

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man who conspired with others to sell heroin in 2017 and 2018 was sentenced today to 41 months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Bryan Michael Adams, 28, previously pled guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin in federal court in Huntington.  Stuart commended the investigative efforts of the FBI Drug Task Force and the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department.

“Heroin dealer after heroin dealer,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.   “We’re locking them up.  We’re united in in fighting the drug epidemic in Huntington through enforcement, prevention and treatment and we’re making tremendous progress.”

On April 4, 2018, a confidential informant contacted Adams to arrange a purchase of heroin.  During the telephone call, Adams agreed to sell heroin to the informant and directed the informant to come to the residence he shared with another person located at 4260 U.S. Route 60, Apartment 7 in Huntington.  Shortly after, Adams and the other individual met with the informant inside the residence and the other individual distributed heroin to the informant.

As part of his plea agreement, Adams admitted that, from at least November 2017 to April 2018, he conspired with others to distribute heroin in the Huntington area.  Adams also admitted to assisting another heroin deal on April 11, 2018, in Huntington and that he was responsible for the distribution of up to 100 grams of heroin during his participation in the conspiracy. 

Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.

This case was prosecuted as part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.), a focused enforcement effort that seeks to reduce the supply of deadly synthetic opioids in high impact areas. 

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated April 9, 2019