CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An Ohio man who admitted to selling more than a kilogram of crack cocaine in the Huntington area will spend the next eight years in federal prison.
Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers handed down the sentence Monday to Shawn Delane Harris, 44, of Springfield, Ohio. Harris, also known as "Pops," pleaded guilty in November to possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
Huntington police stopped Harris in his car on Virginia Avenue March 18, 2010. Harris was driving on a suspended license at the time but was arrested after a search turned up crack and marijuana.
He had 9.42 grams of crack on him during the stop. He is responsible for distributing 1.34 kilograms in the Huntington area, according to the release.
Assistant U.S. Attorney George McVey handled prosecution.
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