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Parkersburg man sentenced on Federal drug charge

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –  A Parkersburg man was sentenced today in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, to two years and six months in federal prison for distribution of heroin and crack, as well as two years for a violation of his supervised release, announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin. The sentences are to run consecutively for a total of four years and six months. William C. Barber, II, 45, of Parkersburg, previously entered a guilty plea to the federal drug charge.

Barber admitted that on September 18, 2014, he sold heroin and crack to an informant working with the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force. The drug deal took place outside of Barber’s residence in Parkersburg. At the time of the drug deal, Barber was on federal supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack.

The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess 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 prescription drugs and heroin. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District.

Updated December 1, 2015

Drug Trafficking