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Southern District of West Virginia

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Michigan Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

BECKLEY, W.Va.—United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that a Michigan man pled guilty to a federal drug charge.  D’Andre Lee Mathis, 27, of Mount Clemens, Michigan, pled guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of oxymorphone.  The case was investigated by the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. 

“Out-of-state drug dealers, particularly from Michigan and Ohio, have infiltrated West Virginia via the Detroit Mountaineer Express,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “I am working with the United States Attorneys in Ohio and Michigan to try to end this diabolical flow of drugs into West Virginia.  We are doing everything possible to send them packing – by way of a federal prison.”

Mathis admitted that on June 9, 2017, he distributed three oxymorphone pills to a confidential informant in Alderson after his co-defendant, Cody Reed Godfrey, helped set up the deal.  He further  admitted that he was responsible for distributing, or possessing with intent to distribute, dozens of oxymorphone pills in Greenbrier County.  Mathis faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on July 24, 2019.  Godfrey previously pled guilty to distribution of oxymorphone and was sentenced to 18 months in prison in August of 2018.

Assistant United States Attorney John File is handling the prosecution.  United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the plea hearing. 

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated March 28, 2019