United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced this week that Jack Edwin McCoy, 30, of White Sulphur Springs, entered guilty pleas in federal court in Charleston. McCoy pleaded guilty to using a communication facility to facilitate a felony drug offense. He admitted that on Feb. 20, 2014, he used a telephone in or near Lewisburg to have a conversation with a person to set up a drug transaction. Later that day, McCoy carried out the drug transaction at Ronceverte, distributing a suboxone strip to the person, who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities. McCoy was working a shift as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service when he engaged in this conduct. He is no longer employed by the Postal Service.
McCoy faces up to four years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General and the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. United States District Judge Irene Berger has scheduled sentencing hearings for the defendant for Aug. 28.