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

Monday, July 6, 2015

Huntington woman gets federal prison time for dealing heroin

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington woman caught selling heroin last year was sentenced today to six months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced. Sunshine Renae Midkiff, 35, previously pleaded guilty in April 2015 to distributing heroin. Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed today’s sentence.

On October 16, 2014, Midkiff met an informant working with the Huntington FBI Drug Task Force in the 2200 block of Artisan Avenue in Huntington and sold heroin to the informant. Midkiff also sold heroin to an informant in Huntington in September 2014.

The Huntington FBI Drug Task Force 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