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

Monday, May 4, 2015

Detroit man gets federal prison time for Charleston heroin sales

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Terrell Montaie, 31, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced. United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston imposed the sentence

Montaie previously pleaded guilty in January 2015, admitting that in March 2014, he sold heroin to a confidential informant working with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department. The sale occurred at a residence on Kay Lane in Charleston. Montaie admitted that he had been selling heroin in the Charleston area for a four-month period prior to the March 2014 controlled buy.

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 heroin and prescription drugs.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal heroin and pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District.

Updated May 4, 2015