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

Monday, April 6, 2015

Huntington woman pleads guilty to federal heroin charge

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington woman who sold heroin on multiple occasions in 2014 pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Sunshine Renae Midkiff, 24, entered a guilty plea to distributing heroin before Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.

On October 16, 2014, Midkiff met an informant working with the FBI Drug Task Force in the 2200 block of Artisan Avenue in Huntington and distributed heroin to the informant in exchange for $180.  Mount previously sold heroin to an informant in Huntington in September 2014.

Midkiff faces up to 20 years in federal prison, and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 6, 2015.

The FBI Drug Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is in charge of the prosecution.

This 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 April 6, 2015