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Michigan man sentenced to federal prison for heroin offense

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Michigan man who sold heroin in the Huntington area, was sentenced today to 46 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Clarence Edward House II, also known as “Nitty,” 44, previously pleaded guilty in December of 2014 to aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin.  House admitted that he had arranged for the sale of $800 worth of heroin from a drug dealer to a confidential informant working with law enforcement.  Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers handed down the sentence.

The FBI Drug Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution.

This case was 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 March 23, 2015

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