A Cabell County man who admitted to his role in a scheme to sell heroin out of a Huntington home was sentenced to four years in federal prison.
Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers sentenced Rickey Ray Rockwell, 49, of Huntington, on Tuesday. Rockwell pleaded guilty in November to conspiracy to distribute heroin, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
Rockwell worked with Kevin Luthor Robinson, 44, and Jermaine Dickerson, 36, from November 2010 until July 2011 to sell heroin in Huntington.
Rockwell told police he worked the door at the home where they sold drugs and that he completed drug transactions on behalf of Robinson and Dickerson. He gave the proceeds from those deals to the pair afterward.
Robinson was sentenced in March 2013 to 11 years in prison. Dickerson was sentenced in March 2013 to more than 15 years in prison. Robinson and Dickerson, both of Columbus, pleaded guilty in December 2012 to conspiracy to distribute heroin and crack cocaine.
They made frequent trips to Columbus to buy heroin and cocaine and brought the drugs to Huntington to sell. They used several homes to store, prepare and package the drugs from 2010 to 2011.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, Huntington police and the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Adams handled prosecution.