HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston announced that Derrick Pritchett, 37, of Huntington, was sentenced to a total of 36 months in prison for his conviction for a drug offense and a violation of supervised release. Pritchett previously pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana.
Pritchett admitted that on December 5, 2019, Troopers with the West Virginia State Police searched his vehicle located on Artisan Avenue in Huntington. Troopers located approximately 17 grams of heroin and 56 grams of marijuana. Pritchett was on supervised release when he committed the drug offense. Pritchett was sentenced to 21 months in prison for the drug offense. In a separate proceeding, Pritchett was sentenced to 15 months in prison for violating his supervised release. The sentences were ordered to run consecutive to one another for a total of 36 months in prison.
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-00034.
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