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A 33-year-old Barboursville resident pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Huntington to conspiracy to distribute marijuana in Cabell County.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Brandon L. Madden admitted he was involved in the conspiracy from 2012 to 2013, when postal inspectors intercepted a package containing controlled substances that was to be delivered to him. When they confronted him, Madden admitted his role in the drug conspiracy.

He faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing, set for July 24.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspector with the assistance of the Huntington Violent Crime/Drug Task Force, which is coordinated by the FBI. The prosecution is being handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Sharon M. Frazier.