Michigan Man Sentenced for Federal Drug Crime | USAO-SDWV

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that a Southfield, Michigan man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for a federal drug crime. Donta Cole, 24, previously pled guilty to an indictment charging him with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.

“Another drug dealer from Michigan – this time with crack,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Just like any other poison peddler, if you’re selling crack, we’ll send you packing.  Your next stop will be federal prison.”

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

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

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:20-cr-00033.


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