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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 8, 2016

Huntington man sentenced to four years and nine months in Federal prison for heroin crime

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man who possessed and distributed heroin was sentenced today to four years and nine months in prison for a federal drug charge, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Jeremiah Eugene Caldwell, 33, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin.

On September 9, 2015, deputies with the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at Caldwell’s residence located at 1400 Cedar Crest Drive in Huntington. Deputies recovered approximately 30 grams of heroin, a set of digital scales, and four firearms during the search. Caldwell was present in the residence and was arrested at that time. Caldwell admitted to possessing the drugs and the guns. He further admitted that he had been distributing heroin for a period of approximately six months.

The case was investigated by the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution. Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence. 

This prosecution is 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.   

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 8, 2016