Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man pleaded guilty today to distribution of fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made during the hearing, Parrish Wayne Spurlock, 54, sold a confidential informant 0.8 grams of suspected fentanyl on May 11, 2021. The drug transaction took place behind Spurlock’s Huntington residence on  North High Street. Testing by the West Virginia State Police Lab confirmed the substance was fentanyl. Spurlock admitted to law enforcement officers that he had sold significant amounts of methamphetamine and heroin over an approximate one year period.   

Spurlock faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 6, 2022.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force.

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-00250.

 

 

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