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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced For Selling Oxycodone In Beckley

BECKLEY, W.Va. – A Pennsylvania man was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison for selling oxycodone in Beckley, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced.  David Hudson, 39, previously admitted that in July 2013 he sold several oxycodone pills to a confidential informant working with the Beckley Police Department Drug Unit.  The drug deal took place in the parking lot of a motel on Harper Road.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed today’s sentence.

This case was 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.  The United States 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.  

Updated January 7, 2015