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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Two Greenbrier County Men Plead Guilty In Bluefield To Federal Drug Charges

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that two Greenbrier County men pled guilty in federal court in Bluefield, West Virginia to federal drug charges,  Roger Lee Deem, 60, of Ronceverte, pled guilty to using a telephone to facilitate a drug felony.  Deem admitted that on April 25, 2014, he had a telephone conversation with David Eldon Williams to make arrangements for the purchase of oxycodone pills.  Williams, 54, of Lewisburg, also pled guilty to using a telephone to commit a drug felony, admitting that on the same day, he had a conversation with Deem about buying oxycodone pills.  These conversations took place while the men were in Greenbrier County.  On April 26, 2014, the two men traveled to Princeton, West Virginia to obtain 375 30 milligram oxycodone pills from a confidential informant, where they were arrested by authorities.  Deem and Williams face up to four years in prison and a $250,000 fine when they are sentenced on December 16, 2014. 

The investigation was conducted by the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force under the Greenbrier County Heroin and Pill Initiative.  The Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force provided assistance.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney John File.

These cases are 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 heroin.  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.

Updated January 7, 2015