BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Will Pope, also known as “Shorty,” 46, of Detroit, Michigan, pleaded guilty today to distribution of a quantity of heroin.
According to court documents, Pope sold a quantity of heroin to a confidential informant near Beckley on February 13, 2020. Pope also admitted to distributing what he now knows was fentanyl on two other occasions, both transactions occurring on February 6, 2020.
Pope faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on January 22, 2022.
Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Detroit.
United States District Judge Frank W. Volk presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess is handling the prosecution.