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HUNTINGTON MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON ON FEDERAL DRUG AND COUNTERFEITING CHARGES

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Jamar D. Stubblefield, 21, of Huntington, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers for distribution of a quantity of crack cocaine and selling, exchanging, transferring, or delivering counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes.  Stubblefield admitted that on July 14, October 12 and November 18, 2010, he sold quantities of crack cocaine to an undercover agent working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).  The drug transactions occurred at the Smokin’ Aces store that was located in Huntington.  Stubblefield further admitted that on January 10, 2011, he sold approximately $2,730 in counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes to an informant working for the United States Secret Service and the Huntington Police Department. 

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), United States Secret Service and the Huntington Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution. 

This case is being prosecuted as part of a yearlong undercover operation that targeted illegal drugs and firearms crimes in the Huntington area.  The operation was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and assisted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Huntington Police Department, and various other law enforcement agencies.  It was announced to the public in March after a grand jury returned indictments against 55 defendants.

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