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

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Ohio man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug crime. 

On February 25, 2019, Maurice Lavelle Miller, Jr., 31, sold approximately one gram of heroin to a confidential informant at a residence on Davis Street in Huntington.

Miller pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin and faces a up to 20 years in prison when sentenced on October 12, 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative efforts of the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI’s Southern West Virginia Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) West Task Force.  

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Ryan A. Keefe is handling the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:19-cr-00155.




Drug Trafficking
Updated July 6, 2021