Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man from Huntington has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge.

George Antonio Newman, 37, entered the plea to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Huntington on Tuesday.

In April 2013, as part of an investigation into drug activity in the Huntington area, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents searched Newman’s residence in the 1300 block of 18th Street.

During that search, agents seized approximately an ounce of cocaine and a loaded .410 handgun.

As a result of the DEA investigation, Newman, his brother Kenneth Dewitt Newman (also known as “K-Kutta”), and 13 other individuals were indicted for their various roles in the distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine, prescription pills, heroin, MDMA (commonly known as Ecstasy) and marijuana.

George Newman faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced August 18.

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