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Detroit man sentenced for his role in a drug conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Derek David Henderson of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced today to 60 months of incarceration for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Henderson, 42, pleaded guilty in March 2022 to one count of “Distribution of Five Grams or More of Methamphetamine.” Henderson admitted to working with another to sell more than five grams of methamphetamine in May 2019.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Three Rivers Drug Task Force and the Fairmont Police Department investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

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Updated August 5, 2022

Drug Trafficking