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HUNTINGTON MAN SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON ON CRACK COCAINE CHARGE

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. –Jordan Jeter, 19, of Huntington, was sentenced today to two years in prison and four years of supervised release by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers for distribution of 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.  Jeter admitted that on October 1, 2010, he sold approximately 48 grams of cocaine base to an undercover ATF agent in exchange for $2600 cash.  Jeter admitted to agreeing to an arranged drug transaction following a telephone conversation that he had with an undercover ATF agent.  A short time later, the defendant met the agent at the Smokin’ Aces store, which was located in Huntington.  The defendant further admitted to placing what he knew to be crack cocaine, contained in a cellophane bag, onto a digital scale.  The crack cocaine weighed approximately 48 grams.                     

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. Assistant United States Attorney William King handled the prosecution. 

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