Huntington Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Drug Crime | USAO-SDWV

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that Emmanuel Lee Whitfield, 25, of Huntington, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for distribution of heroin.

“Another Huntington heroin dealer convicted and sentenced to federal prison,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “I am proud of the relentless efforts of Huntington law enforcement to rid their streets of poison peddlers.”

Whitfield previously pled guilty and admitted that on March 7, 2019, he distributed approximately 5 grams of heroin to a confidential informant.  This distribution of heroin occurred in controlled buy near 5 Washington Court in Huntington.

The Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force and the Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation. United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Ryan A. Keefe 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-00107.

 

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