Youngstown Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Crack Distribution
A Youngtown man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for narcotics offenses, law enforcement officials said.
Terrence D. Howell, 43, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and maintaining a drug house.
Howell possessed more than 28 grams of crack cocaine on April 30, 2014, with the intent to distribute the drugs. He also used a home on Arch Street in Youngstown to distribute and manufacture crack cocaine from February through April 2014, according to court documents.
“We will continue to work with our partners to lock up those who attempt to flood Youngstown with drugs,” U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach said.
“I would like to express my appreciation for the dedicated work of the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force on this case,” ATF Special Agent in Charge Donald Soranno said. “Cooperative efforts with our law enforcement partners enhance our ability to remove violent criminals from the streets and make our communities safer.”
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Toepfer following an investigation by the ATF and the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force.