Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge.

According to court documents, on October 14, 2020, Cecil Monroe Bowman, 66, was pulled over by the West Virginia State Police.  After giving Troopers consent to search his vehicle, Troopers found 23 grams of heroin under the driver’s seat.  Bowman admitted he intended to sell the heroin. 

Bowman pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin and faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on September 27, 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West and the West Virginia State Police.

Breaking News:  Defense attorney convicted

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor 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-00081.