Project Huntington Update: Two More Operation Saigon Sunset Defendants Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Conspiracy
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Two more Operation Saigon Sunset defendants have been sentenced to prison in connection with their roles in the Peterson drug trafficking organization (DTO), announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Stuart praised the joint investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West.
“Bringing an end to the Peterson drug network which had been operating in Huntington for some time signaled change and hope in Huntington,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “We will protect every community throughout southern West Virginia by eradicating drug dealers that prey on our good citizens.”
Luther Peterson, also known as “Mook,” 24, from Detroit, was caught selling heroin in October 2017 and later pled guilty to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin. Peterson was sentenced to 36 months in prison.
Peterson admitted that between October 2017 and April 2018 he conspired with Willie Peterson and Manget Peterson to sell heroin in the Huntington area. As part of the plea agreement, Peterson admitted to distributing heroin to a confidential informant in October 2017.
Terrell Redd, 43, of Huntington, was caught selling heroin in February 2018, and pled guilty to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin. Redd admitted that in January and February 2018 he conspired with Manget Peterson and Charles Graves, Jr. to sell heroin in the Huntington, WV area. As part of the plea agreement, Redd admitted to distributing heroin to a confidential informant in February 2018.
Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor handled the prosecutions. United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentences.
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Updated November 21, 2018