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Huntington man pleads guilty to federal drug charge

March 26, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A Huntington man pleaded guilty recently to a federal drug charge, according to a release from the office of U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart.

Jeremy Midkiff, 38, entered a guilty plea to an indictment charging him with distribution of fentanyl.

Midkiff admitted that on May 2, 2017, he met a confidential informant in Huntington and gave the informant fentanyl in exchange for $70.

Midkiff faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced June 24.

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.

This case is being 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.