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Huntington Man Sentenced for Federal Drug Crime

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base or “crack,” announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.

“Crack is back,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Sadly, crack is making a comeback. We aren’t going to tolerate another crack crisis like the 90s. We prosecute crack dealers just like we do any other drug dealer and we try to lock them up for as long as possible.” 

Samuel Crawford, 40, previously admitted that on December 4, 2016, officers with the Huntington Police Department conducted a search warrant at Crawford’s residence at 204 West 6th Avenue in Huntington.  Officers seized approximately 12 grams of crack cocaine.  Crawford admitted he intended to sell the cocaine for money. 

The Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation.   United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor handled the prosecution.


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Updated August 5, 2019

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