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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Detroit man sentenced on federal drug trafficking charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Terrance Wilson, 26, of Detroit, Michigan was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in February of 2015 to interstate travel in aid of drug trafficking.  Wilson admitted that he transported heroin from Detroit to Charleston multiple times in November and December of 2014, with the intent to carry out an ongoing business enterprise involving the distribution of heroin in the Charleston area.

On four occasions between December 1 and December 4, 2014, Wilson sold heroin to a confidential informant working with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (“MDENT”).

United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. presided over this case. The case was investigated by MDENT.

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

Updated May 13, 2015