CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Detroit man who was caught with prescription drugs at the Charleston Greyhound Bus station will spend the next five years in federal prison.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston handed down the sentence to Deangelo Cann, 23, Thursday. Cann pleaded guilty to interstate travel to promote drug trade in August, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
Cann traveled by bus from Detroit to Charleston last February with Opana and oxycodone pills in a dark gray bag. As he left the terminal carrying the bag with the hidden pills, a uniformed Charleston officer approached him.
He ran and threw the bag. The bag of prescription painkillers was retrieved, and Cann was arrested. He later told police he had planned to use and sell the pills.
The Metro Drug Unit and Charleston police conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Frail handled prosecution.
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