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OHIO CRACK COCAINE DEALER SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 8 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – An Ohio man was sentenced today to eight years and one month in federal prison for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Shawn Delane Harris, also known as “Pops,” 44, of Springfield, OH, previously pleaded guilty in November 2012.  On March 18, 2010, members of the Huntington Police Department conducted a traffic stop of the defendant’s vehicle on Virginia Avenue in Huntington.  Harris, who was driving on a suspended license at the time, was arrested after a police search revealed marijuana and crack cocaine on his person. The crack cocaine was submitted to the West Virginia State Police Laboratory for testing and proved to be crack cocaine weighing 9.42 grams. 

Harris is responsible for distributing a total of 1.34 kilograms of crack cocaine in and around Huntington.    
The Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey handled the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.   

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