HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Florida man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug crime.
According to court documents, on January 19, 2021, law enforcement officers were conducting surveillance on a residence on 8th Street in Huntington in order to locate Christopher Michael Adkins, 37, who had warrants out for his arrest. When Adkins left the residence, a traffic stop was conducted and officers located 29.8 grams of suspected heroin, 21.3 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales and multiple cell phones in Adkins’ vehicle. Adkins admitted that the items in the vehicle were his.
Adkins pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine and he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison when sentenced on September 20, 2021.
Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Ryan A. Keefe is handling the prosecution.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:21-cr-00031.