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Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Crack Cocaine Charge

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. –  A Huntington man pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, also known as “crack.” 

Daniel Legette, 45, admitted that on November 12, 2020, officers with the Huntington Police Department executed a search warrant at Legette’s residence located on Oakland Avenue in Huntington.  During the search, officers seized approximately 100 individually wrapped bags of crack cocaine totaling approximately 23 grams.  Officers also seized additional quantities of methamphetamine, heroin, and a rifle.  Legette admitted that he possessed and intended to distribute all of the drugs seized by police.

Legette faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on June 21, 2021. 

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing.  The Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is handling 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. 3:21-cr-00007.

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Updated March 22, 2021

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