Two sentenced for heroin, fentanyl offenses

April 11, 2019

HUNTINGTON — Two Huntington men were sentenced to federal prison Tuesday for heroin-and fentanyl-related offenses, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Dahran “Daedog” Montgomery, 42, and David Paul, 38, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers.

Montgomery was sentenced to 52 months in prison. He previously pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin and one count of possession with the intent to distribute heroin.

He admitted that on Feb. 16, 2017, and May 1, 2017, he was directed to distribute heroin to a confidential informant in Huntington. Huntington police officers also executed a search warrant at his residence in the 900 block of Eutaw Place in Huntington and seized approximately 80 grams of suspected heroin in the kitchen.

Paul was sentenced to 46 months in prison. Paul previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin that contained fentanyl. Huntington police executed a search warrant Jan. 10, 2018, at his residence in the 500 block of 8th Avenue in Huntington, where officers found approximately 96 grams of heroin and approximately 63 grams of heroin that contained fentanyl in a safe.

This case was prosecuted as part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.), a focused enforcement effort that seeks to reduce the supply of deadly synthetic opioids in high-impact areas.