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Michigan Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Southfield, Michigan man pled guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Donta Cole, 24, entered a guilty plea to an indictment charging him with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.

“Another out-of-state drug dealer nabbed in Huntington stands convicted for peddling deadly poisons,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Our efforts in Huntington are unprecedented. The streets are safer. Our families are safer. And Huntington is able to focus on growing its economy rather than dedicating critical, limited resources to stopping drug dealers and violent offenders. Our team and our focus is making a big difference.” 

Cole admitted that on April 26, 2019, he was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over by the West Virginia State Police.  The officer found approximately 12 grams of crack cocaine hidden in Cole’s groin area.  Cole admitted that he intended to sell the crack cocaine.

Cole faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on September 28, 2020.

The West Virginia State Police conducted the investigation. The plea hearing was held before United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers. Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor handled the prosecution.


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Updated June 29, 2020

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