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Three men were sentenced to prison for federal drug violations while a fourth entered a guilty plea this week in federal court in Beckley, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin reports.

Sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Irene C. Berger were:

*Melvin Brooks, 42, of Beaver, West Virginia, 24 months behind bars for selling oxycodone to a person cooperating with police on Beaver Avenue in Beckley.

*Ronnie Tolliver, 57, of MacArthur, West Virginia, 10 months in prison for selling hydromorphone to a person cooperating with police on Bethel Road in MacArthur.

*Joseph Underwood, 39, of Stanaford, West Virginia, 10 months in prison for selling oxycodone to a person cooperating with police on Cunningham Avenue in Stanaford.

*Tyrone Amar, age 37, of Crab Orchard, pled guilty to distribution of oxycodone.

Amar admitted that in October of 2013, he sold oxycodone to a person cooperating with law enforcement authorities on Cunningham Avenue in Stanaford.

Amar faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine at sentencing, set for Nov. 6.

All four cases were investigated by the Beckley Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and are being prosecuted under the Beckley Pill Initiative.