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Fayette County pill dealer pleads guilty to federal drug charges

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A Fayette County pill dealer pleaded guilty today to selling approximately 250 prescription painkillers.

Vernon Peters III, 35, of Kincaid, Fayette County, W.V., now faces federal drug charges, announced Attorney General Booth Goodwin.  Peters pleaded guilty today in federal court in Charleston.  On March 19, 2012, Peters sold three 30-milligram oxycodone tablets to a police informant at Peters' Fayette County residence.  Peters illegally sold approximately 250 30-milligram oxycodone pills in and around Fayette County.

On March 19, 2012, members of the West Virginia State Police seized approximately 17 firearms and 236 marijuana plants from Peters' residence.  The WVSP conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney John File is in charge of the prosecution. 

Peters faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced on Aug 22, 2013 by United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr.