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Virginia man sentenced on heroin charge

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Justin M. Kent, 32, of Richmond, Virginia, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.

Kent pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin in October 2014. During a traffic stop on Aug. 14, 2012, members of the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force found Kent to be in possession of 10 individually wrapped packets of heroin. Kent was also involved in sales of heroin to a confidential informant on two separate occasions in May and June 2012.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

The case was investigated by the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Greg McVey was in charge of the prosecution.


Updated January 8, 2016

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