Raleigh man pleads guilty to oxycodone charge
BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Kevin Edmonds, 34, of Raleigh, West Virginia, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.
Edmonds admitted that on Oct. 3, 2014, he possessed oxycodone, with intent to deliver to a confidential informant. On Oct. 3, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Edmonds home on Burmeister Avenue in Beckley, where they found oxycodone.
Edmonds faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 30, 2015.
United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the plea hearing.
The case is being investigated by the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit.
This case is being 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 and opiates. 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 and heroin in communities across the Southern District.