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COLUMBUS MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON ON FEDERAL CRACK COCAINE CHARGE

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Dominick Curtis Gray, 25, of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced today to five years in prison by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers for distribution of crack cocaine.  Gray admitted that on October 6, 2010, he entered the Smokin’ Aces store that was located in Huntington to complete a drug transaction that was prearranged between his associate and an undercover agent working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  Gray further admitted that he provided the undercover agent with two large cellophane bags containing crack cocaine weighing approximately 50 grams in exchange for $2800.  

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey 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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