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Beckley man enters plea to heroin charge

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BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) -

A Beckley man faces 20 years in federal prison for trafficking heroin. 

Michael Shepard, 23, admits to selling the illegal narcotic to "a confidential informant cooperating with law enforcement" on January 7, 2015, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Carol Casto. The drug deal took place on Hartley Avenue in Beckley.

Shepard entered a plea to distribution of heroin. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 8.  Shepard is currently being held in South Central Regional Jail in Charleston. 

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