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Logan County man pleads guilty in Federal court to selling oxycodone

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Jonathan Belcher, 37, of Mt. Gay, West Virginia, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Charleston to distributing oxycodone. Belcher admitted to selling oxycodone to a confidential informant at his residence on August 25, 2014. He further admitted to having sold oxycodone pills for approximately two years prior to his arrest. Belcher faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1,000,000 fine when he is sentenced in federal court in Charleston on February 22, 2016.

This case was investigated by the U.S. 119 Drug Task Force. The prosecution is 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 5, 2015

Drug Trafficking