The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Police/Courts

June 27, 2014

Men plead guilty to heroin charges in U.S. District Court

Two men pleaded guilty to heroin charges Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Beckley.

Tommy Ray Prater II, 34, of Beaver, admitted he and another person drove from Shady Spring to Camden, N.J., April 9 and 10, 2013, and obtained heroin, then returned to Shady Spring, where the heroin was sold.  

Prater admitted this was not the only instance and he now faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by West Virginia State Police, Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.

Christopher Miller, 32, of Alderson, pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin from an August 2013 incident.

Miller distributed two packets of heroin to a person cooperating with law enforcement authorities in the Alderson area.

Miller now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

His case was investigated by the Greenbrier County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and is being prosecuted under the Greenbrier Heroin and Pill Initiative directed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger set sentencings in both cases for Oct. 23.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com

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