A Huntington man who pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges will spend the next seven years in federal prison.
Gregory Donearl Easterling, 38, pleaded guilty in September before U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers to possession of heroin with intent to deliver and possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said in a release.
Easterling, also known as "Smoke" and "Dion A. Foster," was arrested in December 2011 after members of the Huntington Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force searched his home.
Officers found 6.8 grams of heroin on an open kitchen shelf and an additional six bundles of heroin in the home. Police also found three firearms and a set of digital scales. A loaded .45-caliber pistol was found in the rail of Easterling's bed.
Easterling told police he planned to sell the heroin. He admitted he was responsible for selling 27 grams of heroin and 60 30-milligram oxycodone pills.
The case was investigated by the Huntington Drugs and Violent Crime Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory McVey handled prosecution.