The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 12, 2014

Two Mercer men sentenced for prescription drug offense

Two men were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for distributing quantities of oxycodone and hydromorphone in Mercer County.

Leonard Graves III, 30, of Bluefield, Va. entered a guilty plea on Jan 6 to knowingly and intentionally distributing oxycodone, a schedule II controlled substance, on or about Sept. 24, 2013. Senior Judge David A. Faber sentenced Graves to an 18-month term of imprisonment, three-years supervised release, and $100 special assessment, according to information with the Clerk’s Office for the U.S. District Court.

In a second hearing, Jermaine Holland, 31, of Bluefield, who pleaded guilty Dec. 16, 2013, to knowingly and intentionally distributing a quantity of hydromorphone, a schedule II, controlled substance in Mercer County, was sentenced by Faber to 15 months term of imprisonment, three years supervised release and $100 special assessment.

Both Graves and Holland were remanded to the U.S. Marshals Service at end of their hearings.

Both cases were part of the Bluefield Pill Initiative program, according to the clerk’s office information.

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