A Charleston man who admitted to selling more than two kilograms of cocaine in the area will spend nearly four years in federal prison.
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Johnston sentenced Jason McGhee, 35, to 46 months in federal prison Tuesday. McGhee pleaded guilty in July to possession with intent to distribute, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
A confidential informant working with the Metro Drug Unit arranged to buy cocaine from McGhee on April 24. The informant went to McGhee's home and gave him $2,400 to pay off a previous drug debt and was given five ounces, the statement said.
Officers searched McGhee's home after the buy and found the $2,400 used by the informant and an additional $17,800 in cash, two sets of digital scales and half a kilogram of cocaine, the statement said.The Drug Enforcement Administration assisted the Metro Drug Unit on the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Monica Coleman handled the prosecution.