Raleigh County Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

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A Beckley man will spend three years on probation on federal drug charges.

Mario Walton, 28, of Beckley, pleaded guilty in January to selling heroin to a person working with police.   The drug deal took place on Airport Road in Beaver.

This case was investigated by the Beckley Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and is being prosecuted under the Beckley Pill Initiative directed by the United States Attorney’s Office.     

This case is part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of pills and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

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