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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 2, 2015

Point Pleasant man sentenced for heroin distribution

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Steven Libertore, 50, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

In October 2014, Libertore pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin. He admitted that he sold heroin to a confidential informant Feb. 27, 2013, in the parking lot of a Dollar General in Point Pleasant. He further admitted to assisting others in distributing heroin in the Mason County area from the summer of 2012 to March 2013.

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police. Assistant United States Attorney John Frail was in charge of the prosecution.

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 heroin and prescription drugs. 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 heroin and opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 8, 2016