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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 23, 2015

Kentucky man sentenced on heroin, cocaine charge

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Leroy “B.K.” Wilson, 33, of Lexington, Kentucky, was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison.

In November 2014, Wilson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine. He admitted that between 2010 and 2014, he conspired with others to distribute cocaine in Huntington. During that period, Wilson worked as a drug courier for Mark Silverburg transporting cocaine from Lexington to Kenneth Newman in Huntington.

On Jan. 8, 2014, Wilson traveled from Huntington to Lexington with nearly $7,000 to purchase cocaine for Newman. Silverburg placed a brown paper bag in the trunk of Wilson’s vehicle, which was opened by Newman in Huntington to reveal two plastic bags of cocaine.

Wilson also did construction work on rental property owned by George Newman, for which he was paid in cash and heroin. Newman instructed Wilson to pay those working for him in heroin.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Greg McVey handled the prosecution.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 8, 2016