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

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Charleston man pleads guilty to federal drug charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Jermain Santell Hill, 35, of Charleston pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute.

Hill admitted that on March 2, 2014, he was in possession of crack cocaine that he intended to distribute. He also admitted to possessing a loaded semi-automatic pistol while in possession of the crack cocaine.

Hill faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of $1 million. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 20, 2015.

United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. presided over the plea hearing.

The case is being investigated by the Dunbar Police Department and United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Rada Herrald is handling the prosecution.


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Updated January 8, 2016