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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two Beckley men plead guilty to selling crack cocaine

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Dshawn Dozier, 34, and Michael Hodge, 36, both of Beckley, West Virginia, pleaded guilty today in federal court to distributing cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine.  Dozier and Hodge both admitted that they sold crack in the fall of 2014 to individuals who were cooperating with law enforcement authorities. Both drug deals took place on Rice Street in Beckley.

Dozier and Hodge face up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.  United States District Judge Irene C. Berger scheduled the sentencing for August 13, 2015.

The Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit conducted the investigations.

Updated April 22, 2015