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

Friday, February 27, 2015

McDowell County man pleads guilty to distributing crack

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that William Sykes, 29, of Welch, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine.

Sykes admitted that on June 15, 2011, he sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant. The drug deal took place in front of Sykes’ residence in Welch.

Sykes faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 25, 2015.

The case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Southern Regional Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney John J. Frail is handling the prosecution.


Drug Trafficking
Updated January 8, 2016