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Press Release

Detroit Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Cocaine and Methamphetamine

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Detroit, Michigan man was sentenced to two years in prison for distribution of cocaine and methamphetamine.   

According to court documents, Durran Merille Garland, 28, sold an ounce of cocaine to a confidential informant for $1,000 on March 13, 2018 in Huntington.  Garland admitted to selling methamphetamine to the same confidential informant on two other occasions.  During a search of Garland’s Huntington residence in April 2018, law enforcement officers recovered an M&P .40 Caliber Shield handgun.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Jeffrey handled the prosecution.

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. ­3:19-cr-00004.




Updated February 23, 2022

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