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Princeton man pleads guilty to Federal drug charge

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

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –  United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that a Princeton man pleaded guilty today to a drug charge in federal court in Bluefield, West Virginia. Albert Delorso, 51, pleaded guilty to distribution of hydromorphone, admitting that on June 30, 2015, he sold three hydromorphone pills to an informant near Bluewell. Delorso faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1,000,000 fine when he is sentenced on March 1, 2016. 

The Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force conducted the investigation in this matter. Assistant United States Attorney John File is handling the prosecution.

This case was prosecuted as part of the Bluefield Pill Initiative, a collaborative, multi-agency regional law enforcement effort designed to halt prescription drug trafficking in Mercer, McDowell, and Wyoming counties. The Bluefield Pill Initiative is led by the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, which includes the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation; the Mercer, McDowell and Wyoming County Sheriff’s Departments; and the Bluefield and Princeton Police Departments.

Updated November 17, 2015

Drug Trafficking