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Huntington woman sentenced to five years in federal prison for heroin crime

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington woman was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for a heroin crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Jessica Dawn Prince, 30, previously pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin.

Prince admitted that on October 19, 2015, she sold heroin to a confidential informant working with law enforcement. The drug deal took place in Prince’s residence at 5400 Altizer Avenue in Huntington. Following her arrest for the October 2015 controlled buy, law enforcement discovered that Prince was in possession of additional heroin for distribution. Prince was ultimately found to be responsible for selling over 600 grams of heroin in the Huntington area.

The Drug Unit of the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey is responsible for the prosecution. Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

This prosecution was brought 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 November 7, 2016

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