Defendant in heroin raids pleads guilty

August 28, 2018

HUNTINGTON - A ninth defendant indicted for his role in a major, multi-state heroin and fentanyl distribution network pleaded guilty Monday to a federal drug conspiracy charge, according to U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart.

Lonnie Berry II, 43, of Huntington, entered his guilty plea to the indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Berry admitted that between October 2017 and April 2018 he conspired with Willie Peterson, also known as “Chill,” and Manget Peterson, also known as “Money,” to distribute heroin in Huntington.

Berry admitted that he sold heroin for Manget Peterson on a daily basis in Huntington.

Berry faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 10, 2018.

To date, nine of the 15 defendants who were charged in the federal indictment in connection with the Peterson drug trafficking organization have entered guilty pleas, according to Stuart.

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