Huntington woman pleads guilty to federal heroin charge
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington woman who participated in a heroin distribution conspiracy in 2012 and 2013 pleaded guilty today in federal court in Huntington, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Patricia Lee Dylan, 21, entered a guilty plea to maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing and using heroin.
Between November of 2012 and March of 2013, Dylan was the tenant of an apartment located at 1231 10th Avenue in Huntington. During that period, Dylan allowed others to store heroin at her apartment after it was transported to Huntington from Detroit. Dylan also allowed others to distribute heroin from her apartment to various customers.
On March 8, 2013, agents with the Huntington FBI Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Dylan’s apartment. During the search, agents seized heroin, a .32 caliber revolver, ammunition, and other items associated with the sale of heroin.
Dylan faces up to 20 years in federal prison, and is scheduled to be sentenced on November 9, 2015.
The Huntington FBI Drug Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is responsible for 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.