FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2014
GEORGIA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSING AND SELLING CRACK COCAINE IN CROSS LANES AREA
Charleston, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Kenneth Rush, 30, of Georgia, plead guilty today in federal court in Charleston to possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, also known as “crack,” a Schedule II controlled substance. On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, Rush was found in an apartment in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, after agents of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) received a tip that drugs were being sold from that location. During a subsequent search of the apartment, MDENT agents seized a substance from a kitchen cabinet that was later tested and proved to be crack. Rush admitted that the crack was his, that he obtained it from a source in Columbus, Ohio, and that he transported it to the Cross Lanes apartment with the intent of selling it in the local community. Rush further admitted to having already sold some of the crack prior to the agents’ arrival.
Rush faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000.00 fine when he is sentenced on July 30, 2014.