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November 2, 2015

Detroit Drug Dealer Sentenced to Six Years and Eight Months in Federal Prison

HUNTINGTON, WV—A Detroit man found with heroin and oxycodone pills in Huntington in 2013 was sentenced today to six years and eight months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. David Darrell Walker, 37, previously pleaded guilty in federal court in Huntington, West Virginia, to possession with intent to distribute heroin.

On August 8, 2013, members of the Huntington FBI Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 1301 15th Street in Huntington. Officers found Walker in the residence and seized approximately 35 grams of heroin, 42 oxycodone pills and two guns. Walker admitted as part of his guilty plea that he intended to distribute the heroin and pills from the residence.

The Huntington FBI Drug Task Force and Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation with assistance from the Ohio Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution.

This case was 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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