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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 31, 2016

New York meth dealer sentenced to over seven years in federal prison

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A New York City drug dealer was sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison for a methamphetamine crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Jamel Proctor, 31, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

On May 13, 2016, a suspicious parcel was searched by an inspector with the United States Postal Service. The parcel was addressed to Jamel Proctor’s residence at 515 Flora Court in Huntington. The package contained over 900 grams of methamphetamine. Agents then conducted a controlled delivery of the package to 515 Flora Court, and Proctor’s girlfriend accepted the package. In a search of the residence immediately following the controlled delivery, the package was recovered and the agents located Proctor inside the residence. Agents also discovered a loaded firearm inside the residence. In a subsequent search of Proctor’s vehicle, agents located four additional firearms and an additional 173 grams of methamphetamine in two separate duffel bags. A surveillance team had seen Proctor place the bags in his vehicle earlier that day.

The Huntington FBI Drug Task Force, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey is in charge of the prosecution. Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

This case was 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 methamphetamine. 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.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 31, 2016