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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Columbus Man Sentenced For Possession Of Crack Cocaine

Charleston, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Derrick Dujuan Greathouse, 36, of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced today in federal court in Charleston to 70 months imprisonment for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.  Greathouse entered a guilty plea in June of 2014, admitting that he possessed approximately more than 200 grams of cocaine base for distribution in Charleston.  Officers found the cocaine base in a rental car Greathouse was driving.  Officers also found nearly $15,000 in cash that Greathouse admitted was drug proceeds.  At the time of his arrest, Greathouse was on parole for a second degree murder conviction out of Wood County.

This case was investigated by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team and the South Charleston Police Department.   

Updated January 7, 2015