CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Nicholas County pill dealer who admitted he was involved in a drug-dealing and money-laundering scheme will serve four years in federal prison.
U.S. District Judge Irene Berger handed down the sentence Wednesday to Keith Keiffer, 32, of Calvin.
Calvin pleaded guilty in February to distribution of oxycodone and conspiracy to commit money laundering, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said in a press release.
Keiffer received at least 15 express mail packages that held a total of 1,400 30-milligram oxycodone tablets from a person in Tampa, Fla. Keiffer, in exchange for the tablets, deposited cash into bank accounts owned and controlled by his pill supplier.
From August 2011 to April 2012 Keiffer deposited at least $30,000 in cash for the pills, according to the release.
He also received several hand delivered packages from June 2011 to February 2012 containing 4,150 oxycodone tablets from a person who traveled between West Virginia and Florida.
The State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Postal Service, Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Haley Bunn handled prosecution.
The case was prosecuted as part of Goodwin's effort to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs.