South Point man pleads guilty to drug charges

March 29, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A South Point, Ohio, man entered a guilty plea to federal drug charges Wednesday.

Peyton Young, 25, of South Point, entered a guilty plea to an indictment charging him with distribution of fentanyl.

Young admitted he met a confidential informant Feb. 12, 2018, in the 400 block of West 10th Street in Huntington and exchanged fentanyl for $80. As part of the plea agreement Young also admitted he sold heroin to an informant in April 2018.

Young faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced July 8. The Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation. The plea hearing was held before U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor handled the prosecution.