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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 26, 2015

St. Albans woman sentenced on oxycodone charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Katie Prater, 24, of St. Albans, West Virginia, was sentenced to five years of federal probation.

In October 2012, Prater pleaded guilty to possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute. She admitted to having a package of oxycodone delivered to a residence in Charleston, which she then went to pick up May 2, 2012. When Prater took the package, officers with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team approached her, and she admitted the package was hers and contained drugs she intended to sell. The package contained 50 30-mg oxycodone pills, 83 10-mg oxycodone pills and 67 10-mg hydrocodone pills.

United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston imposed the sentence.

The case was investigated by Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman handled the prosecution.

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Updated January 8, 2016