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White Sulphur Springs man pleads guilty to Federal drug charge

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a White Sulphur Springs man pleaded guilty today to a drug charge in federal court Charleston, West Virginia. Darin Timothy Hoke, 21, admitted that on July 28, 2015, he distributed an oxymorphone pill to a confidential informant in White Sulphur Springs. Hoke further admitted that he distributed a total of over 600 oxymorphone pills, as well as 120 stamps of heroin.

Hoke faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1,000,000 fine when he is sentenced on March 2, 2016.

This matter was investigated by the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney John File is handling the prosecution. 

This case is being prosecuted under the Greenbrier Valley Heroin and Pill Initiative, 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 U.S. 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 other drugs in communities across the Southern District.

Updated November 19, 2015

Drug Trafficking