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New York man sentenced to more than 12 years for drug trafficking

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Derrick Sutton, of New York, New York, was sentenced today to 151 months incarceration for distributing cocaine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Sutton, age 31, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base” in August 2017. Sutton admitted to working with others to distribute crack cocaine in Monongalia County in March 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 3, 2018

Drug Trafficking