Detroit heroin dealer sentenced to eleven years in federal prison

Updated 5 years ago From a Release by U.S. Attorney's Office for Southern District of WV

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Antonio Sanjuan Shadwick, also known as “Eastside,” of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison after being convicted of conspiracy to distribution 100 or more grams of heroin. The sentence was imposed by Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers in Huntington.

Shadwick, 32, admitted that from April 2013 through April 4, 2014, he worked with his source to distribute approximately 50 grams of heroin per week to individuals in and around Cabell County. Shadwick was arrested on January 8, 2015, and was found in possession of a loaded handgun, heroin, and crack cocaine. Shadwick admitted that over the course of the conspiracy, he distributed between 1 and 3 kilograms of heroin.

The investigation was conducted by the Huntington FBI Drug Task Force and the Huntington Police Department’s Special Emphasis Unit. Assistant United States Attorneys Haley Bunn and Greg McVey handled the prosecution.

This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District.  This case was also brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.