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TWO WOMEN SENTENCED ON FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES

Defendants conspired to sell crack to undercover agents in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that two women were sentenced on federal drug charges.  Montana Lee Marks, 24, of Huntington, was sentenced to three years and one month in prison for aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine. Marks’ co-conspirator Debra Kay Pack, 36, of Scott Depot, Putnam County, W.Va., was sentenced to three years’ probation that includes six months of home confinement for distributing crack cocaine.  Pack previously pleaded guilty March.  Pack and Marks both admitted that they took part in an August 2010 illegal drug transaction.  Specifically, Pack admitted that on August 24, 2010, she approached undercover members of the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force to arrange a crack cocaine transaction.  Pack further admitted that she sold the quantity of crack cocaine to an undercover Task Force agent in exchange for $20.  Marks admitted that she gave Pack the crack cocaine that was sold in the illegal transaction. 

The investigation was conducted by the Huntington Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey handled the prosecution. 

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