Man pleads guilty to heroin charge

CHARLESTON – An Ohio man who distributed heroin to an informant in October 2013 pleaded guilty Monday to a federal drug charge in Charleston.

Keith Irons, 25, of Marion, Ohio, pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin. Irons entered his guilty plea in a hearing before United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston.

Irons admitted selling heroin to an informant working for the Parkersburg Police Department on two occasions in October 2013. Irons faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced Aug. 26.

The Parkersburg Police Department and the Washington County, Ohio Major Crimes Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is in charge of the prosecution.