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Press Release

Detroit Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Michael Dayshawn Harris, also known as “Polo,” 30, of Detroit, Michigan, pleaded guilty today to distribution of quantities of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 6, 2022, Harris sold approximately 29 grams of methamphetamine and a quantity of fentanyl to a confidential informant in Huntington. Harris admitted to the transaction and further admitted to arranging it beforehand when the confidential informant called him earlier that day.

Harris is scheduled to be sentenced on September 30, 2024, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, at least three years of supervised release, and a $1 million fine.

Co-defendant Desmond Devon Magee, also known as “Rich,” 27, of Detroit, was sentenced on May 22, 2023, to four years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to distribution of a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department.

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams and Courtney L. Finney are prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:22-cr-210. 




Updated July 1, 2024

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