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Press Release

St. Albans Man Sentenced to Prison for Heroin Distribution

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Karzell Rose, 29, of St. Albans, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for distribution of heroin. 

“I commend MDENT’s relentless efforts to shut down poison peddlers throughout Kanawha County,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Our communities are safer as a result of their work.”

Rose previously pled guilty and admitted that on January 23, 2020, he sold approximately 3 grams of heroin to a confidential informant at his residence in St. Albans. On January 28, 2020, law enforcement executed a search warrant at that residence and located an additional amount of heroin, digital scales and two guns. Rose admitted that he intended to distribute the heroin. 

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin imposed the sentence. The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Monica Coleman is handling the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:20-cr-00082.



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Updated February 24, 2021

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