The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 18, 2013

Keiffer sentenced to 4 years in federal prison

A Nicholas County man was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger to four years in federal prison for his part in an oxycodone distribution and money laundering scheme.

Keith Keiffer, 32, of Calvin, previously pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to commit money laundering from at least Aug. 31, 2011 to April 27, 2012.

He received at least 15 express mail packages that contained approximately 1,400 30-milligram oxycodone tablets from an individual in Tampa, Fla. In exchange for the pills, Keiffer deposited at least $30,000 in cash into bank accounts that were owned and controlled by his pill source of supply.

Also, between June 2011 and February 2012, Keiffer received several hand-delivered packages that contained approximately 4,150 oxycodone tablets from an individual who made trips from West Virginia to Florida.

The West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Haley Bunn handled the prosecution.


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