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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ohio man sentenced for role in heroin conspiracy

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Eric Greer, 39, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison.

In October 2014, Greer pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to transport heroin from Detroit for distribution in Gallipolis, Ohio, and Mason County, West Virginia. He admitted to participating in the conspiracy from the summer of 2011 to October 2012.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney John Frail handled the prosecution.

This case is being 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 heroin and prescription drugs. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal heroin and pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 8, 2016