CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Jonathan Belcher, 37, of Mt. Gay, pleaded guilty Thursday, November 5, in federal court in Charleston to distributing oxycodone.
According to a press release from United States Attorney Booth Goodwin, Belcher admitted to selling oxycodone to a confidential informant at his residence on August 25, 2014. He further admitted to having sold oxycodone pills for approximately two years prior to his arrest.
Belcher faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1,000,000 fine when he is sentenced in federal court in Charleston on February 22, 2016.
This case was investigated by the U.S. 119 Drug Task Force. The prosecution 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.