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

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lincoln County Drug Dealer Sentenced In Federal Court For Selling Oxycodone

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Christopher D. Norman, 34, of Ranger, West Virginia,  was sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison for his involvement in the distribution of oxycodone in Lincoln County, West Virginia.  The sentenced was imposed by United States District Court Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr.

Norman previously pled guilty in May of 2014, admitting that on August 23, 2012, he sold oxycodone to a confidential informant working with law enforcement.   In addition to the August 12, 2012 drug deal, the same confidential informant bought oxycodone from Norman five other times.  Norman admitted distributing oxycodone in Lincoln County on nearly a daily basis for the past five years. 

The case was investigated by the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force and the West Virginia State Police.  

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 January 7, 2015