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October 26, 2015

Culloden Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Heroin Distribution

HUNTINGTON, WV—A Culloden man who sold heroin and assisted others in selling heroin from his home pleaded guilty today in federal court in Huntington, announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin. Sanford Dale Cremeans, 45, pleaded guilty to distributing heroin, admitting that on December 2, 2014, he sold heroin to a confidential informant working at the direction of the Huntington FBI Drug Task Force. The drug deal took place at Cremeans’ home at 2246 3rd Street in Culloden, West Virginia. Cremeans also admitted that he assisted in the sale of heroin from his home on numerous other occasions and was responsible for the distribution of up to 100 grams of heroin.

Cremeans faces up to 20 years in federal prison, and is schedule to be sentenced on January 25, 2016.

The Huntington FBI Drug Task Force and Cabell County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is in charge of the prosecution.

This case is 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 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 heroin in communities across the Southern District.

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