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Ohio Man Who Distributed Heroin Inters Federal Guilty Plea

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An Ohio man who distributed heroin to an informant in October 2013 pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Keith Irons, 25, of Marion, Ohio, pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin. Irons entered his guilty plea in a hearing before United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston.

Irons admitted selling heroin to an informant working for the Parkersburg Police Department on two occasions in October 2013.

Irons faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on August 26, 2014.

The Parkersburg Police Department and the Washington County, Ohio Major Crimes Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated January 7, 2015