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Operation Saigon Sunset Update: Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Role in Federal Drug Conspiracy

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – An Ohio man caught with heroin in August 2017 was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for his role in a federal drug conspiracy charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Eric Brown, also known as “Eddie,” 47, previously pled guilty to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin.

“It’s been almost a year since we indicted the defendants in Operation Saigon Sunset,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “No revolving door.  All of the defendants have been convicted and are in the process of being sentenced.  Sentences well deserved.”

Brown admitted that he worked with Willie Peterson, also known as “Chill,” and Manget Peterson, also known as “Money,” to distribute heroin in Huntington, West Virginia.  Specifically, he admitted that he distributed heroin from the Ramada Inn Motel in Huntington, West Virginia in August 2017.  Officers executed a search warrant on the motel room and seized approximately 35 grams of heroin.   

This investigation was the result of a joint effort by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West.   United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor handled the prosecution.


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Updated April 1, 2019

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