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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 3, 2015

Atlanta man sentenced to federal prison for drug offense

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – An Atlanta man who was caught with crack cocaine and a loaded firearm in Huntington in 2014 was sentenced today to ten years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Reginald Wendell Weems, 33, previously pleaded guilty in federal court in Huntington in April of 2015 to possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. 

On September 15, 2014, agents with the DEA Task Force received a tip that Weems was in the 1400 block of 15th Street in Huntington selling crack cocaine. Agents stopped a car in which Weems was a passenger. When agents searched the car, they found over 35 grams of crack and a loaded 9mm pistol.  Weems admitted that both the crack cocaine and the gun were his. Weems also admitted that he distributed crack cocaine in the Huntington area. 

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by working with existing local programs that target gun crime.

Updated August 3, 2015