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Charleston man sentenced to Federal prison for drug crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man caught dealing drugs while on federal supervised release was sentenced to prison today, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. Alan Alexander Clark, 33, previously pleaded guilty to distributing heroin. In today’s hearing, he was sentenced to two years in federal prison for that offense. He was also sentenced to an additional two years in prison for violating his federal supervised release. The sentences will be served consecutively.

Clark admitted that on July 29, 2015, he sold heroin to a confidential informant working with law enforcement. The drug deal took place at the Rite Aid at 406 Washington Street, West, in Charleston. Clark further admitted that he sold heroin and methamphetamine to a confidential informant on three additional occasions.

The investigation was conducted by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team. Assistant United States Attorney Clint Carte handled the prosecution. United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., imposed the sentence.

This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine and heroin. 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.

Updated July 12, 2016

Drug Trafficking