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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 17, 2013

Charleston Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Crack Cocaine Distribution

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man who sold crack cocaine to a police informant pleaded guilty on June 17 to federal drug charges, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Calvin Lee Boswell, also known as “Boo” and “Big Boy,” 23, pleaded guilty to seven counts of distribution of crack cocaine.  On three separate occasions in October 2011, Boswell sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant working in cooperation with the Special Enforcement Unit of the Charleston Police Department. 

Additionally, Boswell sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant working for the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) on November 26, 2012.  The defendant also completed three crack cocaine transactions in December 2012.  The crack cocaine transactions were completed in and around Charleston.    

Boswell faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine on each count when he is sentenced on September 17, 2013 by United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. 

This case was investigated by the Special Enforcement Unit of the Charleston Police Department and MDENT.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is in charge of the prosecution. 

Updated January 7, 2015