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Man sentenced to 3 years in prison in connection to heroin distribution

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A man from Detroit was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a heroin distribution network in Huntington, WV.

A release from the US Attorney's Office, Rodney Lee Flowers, also known as Anthony Phillip Hollis, 48, pleaded guilty in Sept. to possession of heroin with intent to deliver.  Flowers was charged in April.

The release states in March 2013, DEA agents received information that Flowers and several other people were distributing heroin out of a home on Washington Avenue in Huntington.  During the investigation, agents discovered that Flowers and the other people were expecting a package containing heroin.

In April 2013, an undercover agent delivered the package to the home on Washington Avenue.  Flowers answered the door and accepted the package.  Later in the day, agents observed Flowers and another person leave the home and get into a car.  Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and Flowers was arrested.

According to the release, Flowers provided police with a statement about his involvement in the distribution chain.  Flowers told police he expected a package containing heroin and when agents search the home on Washington Avenue they found a package containing heroin.