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CHARLESTON MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a Charleston man was sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine.  Robert DeWayne Miller, 25, of Charleston, previously pleaded guilty in June.  On March 1, 2012, officers with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) arranged a controlled drug buy with the defendant using a confidential informant.  Miller admitted that following a series of telephone calls, he met the confidential informant at a predetermined location in Charleston and sold 29.2 grams of cocaine in exchange for $1100.  Miller also admitted that after completing the illegal drug transaction, he fled on foot from law enforcement and threw several bags containing suspected crack cocaine and cocaine on the rooftop of a Charleston business.  Law enforcement officers later apprehended the defendant and retrieved the four bags of cocaine that weighed approximately 113.3 grams and also recovered the $1100 in prerecorded buy money from inside of the defendant’s vehicle.

Miller also admitted that he sold crack cocaine to an informant on two additional occasions in February of this year.  On Feb. 23, he sold 12.3 grams of crack cocaine in exchange for $600 and on Feb. 28, the defendant sold 25.5 grams of crack cocaine in exchange for $1100.     

This case was investigated by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT).  Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman handled the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston.

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