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Nicholas man sentenced on federal drug charges

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Nicholas County man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in federal prison for his part in a prescription pill and money-laundering scheme.

Keith Keiffer, 32, of Calvin, pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Between, at least, Aug. 31, 2011 and April 27, 2012, Keiffer received at least 15 express mail packages that contained about 1,400 30-milligram oxycodone tables from an individual located in Tampa, Fla., according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

In exchange for the pills, Keiffer deposited cash in bank accounts owned and controlled by his pill source. He deposited at least $30,000 in cash, the release states.

Also, between June 2011 and February 2012, Keiffer received several hand-delivered packages containing about 4,150 oxycodone tablets from an individual who made trips to West Virginia from Florida, according to the release.

 


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