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Another pill dealer is off the streets as a Summers County may pleaded guilty to charges of selling Oxycodone.

Michael Harshaw, Jr., 36, of Hinton sold five oxycodone pills to a police informant on Oct. 3, 2012 at Harshaw's home in Summers County.  Harshaw could get up to 20 years in prison and a $1 Million fine.  He is set to be sentenced on Oct. 10 in front of Judge Irene Berger in a Federal Courtroom in Beckley.

The investigation was conducted by the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  The U.S. Attorney's Office said it is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District.