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Mt. Hope man pleads guilty to Federal drug charge

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Ron Perdue, 54, of Mt. Hope, West Virginia, plead guilty today in federal court in Beckley to distributing oxycodone.  Perdue admitted that on October 22, 2014, he sold oxycodone to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities.  The drug deal took place on Ewart Avenue in Beckley, West Virginia.

Perdue faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.  United States Magistrate Judge R. Clarke VanDervort scheduled the sentencing for February 11, 2016.

The Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit conducted the investigation.

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 opiates.  The United States 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 October 30, 2015