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GEORGIA MAN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON ON FEDERAL DRUG CHARGE

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Orlandus T. Clark, 30, of Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced today to ten years in prison by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers for conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.  Clark pleaded guilty in June.  The defendant admitted that from between the summer of 2007 until the fall of 2010, he participated in a drug trafficking organization that brought various controlled substances, including cocaine and crack cocaine, from the Atlanta, Georgia area to Huntington to be distributed.  Clark further admitted that he and other associates of the organization recruited Huntington residents to support their efforts by securing apartments and/or residences in and around Huntington for the purpose of preparing, storing, and distributing controlled substances.  On April 21, 2009, Clark distributed 4.5 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential informant working at the direction of the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Clark was sentenced as a career offender due to multiple felony controlled substance convictions in the state of Georgia. 

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution. 

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