Detroit Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charge in Huntington

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Detroit man was sentenced Monday to federal prison on drug charges involving prescription painkillers, according to information from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Devon Patterson, 27, of Detroit, was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Patterson previously pleaded guilty in April.

Patterson admitted that between July 2009 and early October 2009, he illegally brought quantities of oxycodone from Detroit to a residence in Teays Valley, located in Putnam County, W.Va.

Patterson further admitted that once he arrived at the Teays Valley residence, the oxycodone pills were illegally sold. The defendant also admitted that the proceeds from the oxycodone sales were subsequently sent back to Detroit by using a money transfer service.

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