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GEORGIA MAN SENTENCED TO 46 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. –Vincent Woolfolk, 42, of Macon, Georgia, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers for distribution of crack cocaine.  Woolfolk previously pleaded guilty in November.  On September 23, 2010, Woolfolk and an associate arrived at the Smokin’ Aces store that was located in Huntington.  Woolfolk admitted that while inside of the store, he placed a cellophane bag containing crack cocaine on a digital scale.  The defendant subsequently sold 23.3 grams of crack cocaine to an undercover agent working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in exchange for $1,300.  The undercover purchase was video recorded.  The defendant also admitted that he participated in three additional crack cocaine sales at the Smokin’ Aces store on September 2, September 7 and September 9, 2010.              

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey handled the prosecution. 

This case is being prosecuted as part of a yearlong undercover operation that targeted illegal drugs and firearms crimes in the Huntington area.  The operation was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and assisted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Huntington Police Department, and various other law enforcement agencies.  It was announced to the public in March after a grand jury returned indictments against 55 defendants.

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