Logan County, WV man sentenced to jail on drug charges

From sister station WSAZ:

A Logan County, W.Va., man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison on federal drug charges, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Dennis J. Cooper also known as "P.J.," 36, of Verdunville, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

Cooper admitted that from May 2009 until March 29, 2010, he was involved in a drug trafficking organization that distributed oxycodone in and around the Logan County area. Cooper admitted to conspiring with several associates to distribute and sell oxycodone for profit at known residences located in Mud Fork and Verdunville.

Cooper further admitted to selling approximately five 80-milligram oxycodone pills to an informant working for the U.S. 119 Task Force in exchange for $500 cash on Oct. 6, 2009. The defendant also admitted to selling approximately two 80-milligram oxycodone pills to an informant in exchange for $200 cash the following week, on Oct. 15, 2009.

On March 29, 2010, Cooper, aided and abetted by a known associate, distributed approximately one-half of an 80-milligram oxycodone pill to an informant in exchange for $50 cash. The oxycodone pills sold by the defendant were submitted to the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory and proved to contain oxycodone.

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