Greenbrier County pain pill dealer sentenced to federal prison for drug crime

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A Greenbrier County man was sentenced this week to a year and 10 months in federal prison for an oxymorphone crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Justin Wade Bradley, 24, of Alderson, previously pleaded guilty to distribution of oxymorphone.

Bradley admitted that on Oct. 21, 2016, he sold oxymorphone to a confidential informant working with law enforcement. The drug deal took place in Ronceverte. As part of the plea agreement, Bradley further admitted that he distributed approximately 75 oxymorphone pills between the summer of 2016 and November of 2016, which accounted for the other drug trafficking conduct charged in the indictment.

The Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney John L. File is responsible for the prosecution. United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence.

The case was prosecuted under the Greenbrier Valley Heroin and Pill Initiative as 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 opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District.