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New York Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charge

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

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that a Brooklyn, New York man was sentenced on a drug charge in federal court in Bluefield.  Tarik Williams, 35, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for distribution of heroin.

“Another out-of-state drug dealer caught peddling heroin in our southern counties,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “It means another out-of-state drug dealer is going to federal prison.  I’ve sent a record number of out-of-staters to federal prison for dealing drugs in my district and my foot is full throttle on the peddle to shut down these evildoers.”

Williams pled guilty in April, admitting that on October 16, 2017, he distributed a quantity of heroin to a confidential informant in Bluefield.

The Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney John File handled the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber.


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Updated September 3, 2019

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