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HUNTINGTON MAN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN THREE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR CRACK COCAINE CHARGE

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin today announced that a Huntington man was sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.  Kendall O. Williams, 29, previously pleaded guilty in October 2012.  On April 21, 2011, law enforcement officers conducted a traffic stop of the defendant’s vehicle in the 1600 block of Huntington. During the traffic stop, a police K-9 unit gave a positive indication of the presence of drugs inside the vehicle.  Law enforcement agents discovered two individually wrapped baggies containing crack cocaine between the center console and the driver’s seat.  Williams admitted to being in possession of the crack cocaine and intended to share the illegal substance with associates.  The crack cocaine was submitted to the West Virginia State Police Laboratory for testing and proved to be crack cocaine weighing 10.78 grams.

The Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force handled 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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