Charleston man heading to prison for selling crack cocaine
A Charleston man was sentenced to five years in prison for distributing crack cocaine, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
Fred Taylor, 23, of Charleston, admitted to selling crack cocaine to two confidential informants working for the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team in 2010.
When MDENT officers searched Taylor's Hutchinson Street apartment in 2010, they said they found crack cocaine, two sets of scales, and almost $2,5000 in cash.
This case was prosecuted as part of the Charleston area's Drug Market Intervention initiative.
The DMI initiative was launched in 2012 by Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants, and other federal, state, local law enforcement agencies and leaders representing several West Side community development organizations.
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