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Oceana man pleads guilty to federal drug offense

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A Wyoming County man charged in as a result of the Bluefield Pill Initiative has entered a plea in Federal Court.

33-year old Edgar Junior Ponce of Oceana pleaded guilty to the felony charge of using a telephone to commit a drug offense.

Prosecutors say they have hundreds of recordings where Ponce and another defendant scheduled sales of oxycodone.

Sentencing is scheduled for December. He faces up to four years in prison.

Ponce's plea hearing is one of 12 scheduled over the next two months for those charged in connection with the Bluefield Pill Initiative.

 

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