Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By Science and Technology
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Operation X-Nation Update: Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to More Than 14 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Crime

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

 BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to federal prison for his participation in a drug trafficking organization (DTO) operating in Mercer County, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Sezar Hamilton, 39, was sentenced to 174 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute hydromorphone. Hamilton was charged as a result of a long-term, multi-state investigation known as Operation X-Nation. 

“Great work by authorities in busting up this drug operation in Mercer County that was perpetuating pill dependency in our district,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Hamilton is one of six charged as a result of Operation X-Nation. He now has more than 14 years to think about his dangerous ways.”

Hamilton previously admitted at a plea hearing in June that between August 2017 and August 31, 2019, he participated in a drug trafficking organization (DTO) operating in Mercer County. During this time period Hamilton worked with other members of the DTO to acquire and distribute prescription pills in and around Mercer County. More specifically, Hamilton admitted to selling hydromorphone pills to an individual he now knows was a confidential informant. Hamilton admitted that the informant would call another member of the DTO who would direct the informant to meet Hamilton or other members of the DTO at a specific location. That location was a trailer park in Princeton where the other member owned several trailers. When the informant arrived, Hamilton sold hydromorphone on at least two separate occasions. 

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, which is composed of officers from the West Virginia State Police, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, the Princeton Police Department and the Bluefield Police Department.

Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess handled the prosecution. 

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:19-cr-00307.


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at

Get our Free Ebook, "Suppressed Health Secrets"  with  Natural Cures THEY don't want you to know!

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Organic Hemp Extract (CBD) - Full Spectrum high CBD (3300mg) hemp extract eases stiff joints, relieves stress and more!
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Immusist Beverage Concentrate - Proprietary blend, formulated to reduce inflammation while hydrating and oxygenating the cells.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Load more ...




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.