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An 81-year-old West Hamlin man and his 30-year-old grandson have pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of oxycodone, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said.

Wallace Lee Adkins and his grandson, Timothy J. Harvey, admitted that in March 2013 they sold oxycodone to a police informant inside Adkins' home.

Goodwin said the informant asked Adkins for five Oxycodone pills. Adkins told his grandson to take care of the order, and Harvey took a pill bottle from his grandfather's shirt, removed the pills and sold them to the informant for $200, Goodwin said.

The two face up to 20 years in prison at sentencing, set for Sept. 9 in front of U.S. District Court Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr.

The case was investigated by the Huntington Drug Task Force and the West Virginia State Police, with Assistant U.S. Attorney Monica D. Coleman handling the prosecution.