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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Charleston dealer pleads guilty to Federal drug crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. Terrance Wilson, 27, entered his guilty plea to distributing crack.

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.  

Wilson faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on September 14, 2016.

This case was investigated by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess is in charge of the prosecution. The plea hearing was held before United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr.

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 June 9, 2016