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

Monday, February 2, 2015

Beckley man sentenced for using phone to arrange drug crime

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Marcus Graves, 37, of Beckley, West Virginia, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison.

In October 2014, Graves pleaded guilty to using a communications device to facilitate a drug crime. He admitted that on Jan. 13, 2014, he made a call to Kenneth Newman, who pleaded guilty to drug charges in federal court in May 2014, stating that he wanted to “bring some bread,” and that he would “take two.” Graves made the call to order around two ounces of marijuana.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency and Huntington Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Greg McVey was in charge of the prosecution.


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