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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Charleston crack dealer sentenced to over five years in federal prison for drug crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man who violated his federal supervised release by selling crack was sentenced to prison today, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Terrance Wilson, 27, previously pleaded guilty to distribution of crack. In today’s hearing, he was sentenced to four years in federal prison for that offense. He was also sentenced to an additional one and a half years in prison for violating his federal supervised release. The sentences will be served consecutively.

Wilson admitted that on January 25, 2016, he sold crack to a confidential informant working with law enforcement authorities. The drug deal took place at a local business on Bigley Avenue in Charleston. Wilson further admitted that he also sold crack to a confidential informant on January 26 and 27, 2016.  

The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess is in charge of the prosecution. United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., imposed the sentence.

This prosecution was brought as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat illegal drugs in our communities. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of illegal drugs in communities across the Southern District.  

Drug Trafficking
Updated December 14, 2016