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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 18, 2013

Charleston Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Federal Prison For Selling Crack Cocaine

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man who sold crack cocaine to a police informant was sentenced on Oct. 17 to five years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Calvin Lee Boswell, also known as “Boo” and “Big Boy,” previously pleaded guilty in June 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. 

Boswell, 25, also sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant working for the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) on November 26, 2012.  Boswell distributed crack cocaine three times in December 2012.  Each illegal drug transaction was completed in and around Charleston.    
This case was investigated by MDENT and the Special Enforcement Unit of the Charleston Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. 

Updated January 7, 2015