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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that a Reading, Pennsylvania man was sentenced on drug charges in federal court.  Angel Diaz-Gibson, 26, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for distribution of heroin and using a telephone to facilitate the commission of a federal drug felony.  Diaz-Gibson pled guilty in March, admitting that on August 22, 2015, he distributed 148 stamps of heroin to a confidential informant in Fairlea, and that he had a telephone conversation with the informant to help set up the deal.  Each stamp is considered to be one dose of heroin.

Stuart praised the investigative work of the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

“Tragically, the heroin epidemic has spread into even our small, more rural communities like Fairlea,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “My Office and our team of law enforcement partners are working hard every day to shut down drug trafficking in our communities.”

Assistant United States Attorney John File prosecuted the case.  United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided at the plea hearing. 

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Updated June 6, 2018