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MICHIGAN MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL DRUG CHARGE

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Arnold Terrance Wright, 37, of Livonia, Michigan, pleaded guilty today in federal court before United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston to distribution of crack cocaine.  Wright admitted on January 19, 2010, he sold six baggies of suspected crack cocaine to a confidential informant working with the Parkersburg Violent Crime & Narcotics Task Force in exchange for $250. The transaction occurred in the 1100 block of Lynn Street in Parkersburg, W.Va. The suspected crack cocaine was submitted to the West Virginia State Police lab for analysis and proved to be 2.22 grams of crack cocaine.

Wright faces up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced on July 2, 2012. 

This case was investigated by the Parkersburg Violent Crime & Narcotics Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney John Frail is in charge of the prosecution. 

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