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

Monday, February 2, 2015

Huntington man gets nine years for heroin, cocaine charges

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Dwight McVernon Green, 24, of Huntington, West Virginia, was sentenced to nine years in federal prison.

In October 2014, Green pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cocaine for resale. On July 10, 2014, Green was stopped by a Huntington Police Department officer for speeding, and was ultimately arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, a loaded pistol with a chambered round, nearly $60,000 and a box of clear plastic baggies were found. In the trunk were two plastic bags containing around 104 grams of cocaine and around 50 grams of heroin.

Green was sentenced to 87 months for the drug charge, with an additional 21 months for violation of supervised release, which he was on when he committed the July 2014 offense. The sentences will run consecutively.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

The case was investigated by the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Greg McVey was in charge of the prosecution.


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