FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 18, 2012
MAN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 6 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON IN CONNECTION WITH A CHARLESTON HEROIN DISTRIBUTION SCHEME
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin today announced that a Charleston man was sentenced six years and three months in federal prison on heroin conspiracy charges. Marcus Lamont Miller, 42, of Charleston, previously pleaded guilty in August to aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin. Miller admitted that on January 23, 2011, he sold approximately 3.9 grams of heroin to a confidential informant working with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team. The illegal transaction occurred on the West Side of Charleston. Miller further admitted that he was in the company of a known associate during additional illegal drug transactions completed in and around the Charleston area.
On January 24, 2012, Miller and a known associate were arrested after they arrived at a predetermined location to complete an illegal heroin transaction. Law enforcement agents recovered approximately 14.49 grams of heroin from underneath the seat of the vehicle occupied by the defendant and his associate. Agents also executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and recovered two firearms.
The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution. The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston.