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Huntington Traffic Stop Exposes Heroin Dealer

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Dwight McVernon Green, 24, of Huntington, West Virginia pled guilty today in federal court in Huntington to possession with intent to distribute heroin.  United States District Court Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the plea hearing.

In the early morning of July 10, 2014, Huntington Police stopped a 2013 black Chevrolet Malibu for speeding in the 400 block of 26th Street.  Green, the driver of the speeding car, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.  During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers found a loaded 9 mm automatic pistol with a round in the chamber, a bag containing $59,950 in cash, a box of clear plastic baggies, a bag with more than 104 grams of white powder that tested positive for cocaine, and a bag with more than 50 grams of a brown substance that tested positive for heroin.  Green faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced on February 2, 2015.

The investigation was conducted by Huntington Police Department.  The case is being 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 January 7, 2015