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Parkersburg man sentenced to federal prison for cocaine and heroin trafficking

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Parkersburg man who possessed heroin and cocaine in his home and a rented storage unit was sentenced today to eight years in federal prison, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced.  Dustin Keith Jarvis, 34, of Parkersburg, West Virginia previously pleaded guilty in April to possession with intent to distribute cocaine. 

On April 23, 2014 drug task force officers searched Jarvis’ apartment and a storage unit in Mineral Wells.  They seized more than 120 grams of cocaine, approximately 400 grams of heroin, and more than $12,000 cash. This case is part of a larger cooperative investigation by drug task forces in Wood County, West Virginia and Washington County, Ohio.

Other individuals prosecuted in federal court as part of this investigation include Brent J. Sidwell who pleaded guilty on April 24, 2015 to conspiracy to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana,  Timothy Fields who was sentenced to six years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana, and David Naylor who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

This prosecution is a result of the ongoing cooperation between the Parkersburg Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, Washington County, Ohio Major Crimes Task Force, and the Internal Revenue Service.  Assistant United States Attorney, Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr.

This case is 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 pills and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

Updated August 25, 2015

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