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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 6, 2015

Huntington man sentenced to federal prison for selling oxycodone

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man who illegally sold oxycodone pills in 2013 and 2014 was sentenced today to two years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Clinton Mack Mount, 38, pleaded guilty in April 2015 to distributing oxycodone. Today’s sentence was imposed by Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.

On January 13, 2014, Mount met an informant working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) outside a Barboursville restaurant and sold the informant 100 oxycodone pills for $3,000. Mount also sold oxycodone pills to an informant on three other occasions from December 2013 to January 2014.

The DEA and Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution.

This case was 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 July 6, 2015