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

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Princeton Man Sentenced For Marijuana Crime

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Alphonso Washington, age 31 of Princeton, West Virginia was sentenced today in federal court in Bluefield to three years and ten months imprisonment announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Washington previously pled guilty in January of 2014, to possession with intent to distribute marijuana.  A routine parole inspection led to the arrest and prosecution.  In August of 2013, officers with the West Virginia Department of Correction’s Parole Services arrived unannounced at Washington’s Princeton home.  Washington, who at that time was serving a term of parole for a state drug felony, was in possession of marijuana, baggies, digital scales, a handgun, and over $18,000 in cash.  Washington admitted that the seized cash was drug proceeds and it was forfeited as part of his plea agreement.  The West Virginia Department of Correction’s Parole Services was assisted by the Princeton Police Department and the United States Marshal Service during the pendency of this case. 

Updated January 7, 2015