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HUNTINGTON WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL DRUG CHARGE

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Angela Sue Smith, 40, of Huntington, pleaded guilty in federal court today to aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine.  Smith admitted that on May 5, 2009, she sold approximately 1.49 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential informant working with the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force (HVCDTF). Smith further admitted that the following day, she sold an additional 18.1 grams of crack cocaine to an informant.  The defendant also admitted that both illegal transactions took place at her Huntington residence.   

Smith faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when she is sentenced on September 10, 2012 by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers. 

The Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is in charge of the prosecution. 

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