Huntington man pleads guilty to cocaine conspiracy charge
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man pleaded guilty today to a federal cocaine crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Roger Page, 50, entered his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
Between October 2014 and February 25, 2016, Page, along with codefendant Jerrell Johnson, also of Huntington, used sources from North Carolina and Georgia to supply cocaine for sale in Huntington. The sources would travel from North Carolina and Georgia to deliver the drugs to both Johnson and Page. On the weekend of February 20, 2016, Johnson and Page met with the Georgia source in Huntington. Page received approximately one ounce of cocaine on that occasion. The Georgia source provided cocaine to Page on approximately five different occasions. The North Carolina source provided cocaine to Page on approximately two occasions. Johnson and Page worked together to arrange deliveries of cocaine, which were usually delivered to Johnson’s residence. Johnson previously pleaded guilty on related charges and is awaiting sentencing.
Page faces up to 40 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on January 9, 2017.
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey is in charge of the prosecution. The plea hearing was held before Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.
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 illegal drugs, including cocaine. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of illegal drugs in communities across the Southern District.
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