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

Monday, May 5, 2014

Two Huntington Men Plead Guilty To Federal Heroin Charges

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Two men pleaded guilty today in federal court to distributing heroin in Huntington, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Demetrius D. Taylor, 33, and Loveil L. Wade, 31, pleaded guilty to heroin distribution before Judge Robert C. Chambers, United States Chief Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia.  Both men were investigated by the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force for drug distribution.  In January, 2014, task force agents recorded the men selling heroin to a cooperating individual.  Both men have previously been convicted of federal drug trafficking crimes.  Thomas was on federal supervised release for his prior drug trafficking offense. Thomas and Wade each face up to 20 years in prison when they are sentenced on August 4, 2014.

The Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force conducted the investigation.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Sharon Frazier handled the prosecution.

Updated January 7, 2015