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Detroit Heroin Dealer Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Detroit, Michigan man was sentenced to federal prison for a drug crime, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Ted Anthony Graham, 32, was sentenced to six years in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin. 

“A Detroit heroin dealer is headed to federal prison,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “With the beginning of the new year, you can rest assured that our focus and sense of urgency remain on ridding West Virginia communities of out-of-state drug dealers.”

Graham previously admitted that on July 1, 2014, he was traveling to Charleston, West Virginia on Interstate 64. The vehicle he was traveling in was stopped near the Dunbar exit for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, law enforcement discovered that Graham was in possession of 40.212 grams of heroin. Graham further admitted that on June 3, 2015, his motel room in Kanawha City was searched pursuant to a search warrant. Detectives located 56.093 grams of heroin, a digital scale, a drug ledger, and a black and silver 9mm pistol. Graham admitted that he intended to sell the heroin to other individuals in the Charleston area.

The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) conducted the investigation.   Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Ryan A. Saunders is handling the prosecution.


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Updated January 8, 2020

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