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Charleston Woman Sentenced to Prison for Drug Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Theresa Jurae-Lekole Woodson, 31, of Charleston, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine.  Stuart commended the efforts of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT). 

“Distribution of heroin and cocaine. Selling it for money. Tragic,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Woodson was peddling multiple illicit drugs in Charleston.  As a result of MDENT’s good work, she will now spend some time in federal prison for her criminal activity.”

Woodson pled guilty in December 2018, admitting that she intended to distribute heroin, cocaine, and crack in March 2018.  MDENT detectives used an informant to purchase cocaine and heroin from Woodson in late February and early March 2018.  On March 12, 2018, MDENT executed a search warrant at her Woodward Drive residence in Charleston where they recovered 17 grams of crack, 27 grams of heroin, and a small amount of cocaine powder along with a firearm.   

Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua C. Hanks handled the prosecution.


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Updated April 25, 2019

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