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    Man pleads guilty to drug crime

    By Danielle Sandler,


    OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) — A man pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine and a quantity of fentanyl.

    ORIGINAL STORY: Hospitalized Oak Hill police officers cleared, one suspect still at large

    According to court documents, on September 7, 2022, police performed a traffic stop in Oak Hill for a car in which Keith Deshon Adams, 39, of Statesville, North Carolina, was a passenger in. Adams admitted that he tried to run away after he was asked to get out of the car and stand in front of the officer’s car, which caused Adams to be tased by the officer.

    While Adams was struggling with the officer, Adams opened a bag he was wearing on himself and took out a plastic baggy containing fentanyl powder. Adams tore open the bag, which caused the fentanyl to spill out of the bag and onto the officer’s clothing, face and mouth. Due to this incident, the officer began suffering from an overdose.

    Other officers came to secure Adams. A second officer also started suffering from an overdose as well after ingesting the fentanyl. Both officers were taken to the hospital and treated with naloxone.

    Adams then admitted that the bag he was wearing had other drugs in it, including methamphetamine, fentanyl and tablets containing methamphetamine and ecstasy.

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    Adams is scheduled to be sentenced on September 17, 2024, and faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 40 years in prison, at least four years of supervised release, and a $5 million fine.

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