CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Charleston man who admitted to selling heroin in the city will spend a year and a half in federal prison.
Jeremiah Moffett, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston on Tuesday.
Moffett pleaded guilty in October 2012 to possession of heroin with intent to distribute, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
Detectives with the Metro Drug Unit went to Moffett's home on Dec. 15, 2010 to search after receiving information about drug activity. A search turned up 56 balls of heroin, six firearms and ammunition.
Moffett told police he generally broke down the heroin into portions known as "heroin balls" to sell in and around Charleston. He said he sold the balls for $50 each.
The Metro Drug Unit conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Monica Coleman handled prosecution.
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