WV man sentenced to 20 years for conspiracy to distribute heroin

ASHLAND, Ky. (WTVQ)- Federal officials say a Huntington, West Virginia man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin.

A federal judge sentenced 33-year-old Eric Minter Wednesday.

In August 2017, law enforcement with the Huntington FBI Task Force, worked with the Kentucky State Police and the Ashland Police Department in taking 876 grams of heroin, which was transported from Detroit to Huntington.

Minter, and a co-defendant, Leonard Wright, orchestrated the delivery of heroin, from June 2017 to August 2017. The heroin was then distributed in the Tri-State area.

Officials say Minter has prior convictions for drug trafficking in West Virginia state and federal courts.

Under federal law, Minter must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon
his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for 8
years. Wright pleaded guilty and was previously sentenced to 156 months in prison and 4
years of supervised release.

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