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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of West Virginia

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 25, 2021
William S. Thompson
, United States Attorney

Detroit Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Heroin Distribution

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A  Detroit, Michigan man was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for a federal drug crime.  Bandon William Jones, 42,  previously pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin.

According to court documents, a confidential informant working with law enforcement purchased approximately 10.8 grams of heroin from Jones for $1,000.00 on October 29, 2020.  The drug transaction took place on 16th Street Road in Huntington.  Officers then followed Jones to the 1500 block of Hal Greer Boulevard where they arrested him. Officers found additional suspected heroin and the $1,000 used in the controlled heroin purchase. Jones also admitted that he was responsible for selling at least 20 kilograms of heroin in the Huntington area.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Huntington Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Greg McVey handled the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:21-cr-00029.


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