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Man and Woman Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man and a woman were sentenced Monday to federal prison on drug trafficking charges, according to information from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin's office.

Michelle Craig, 34, and James Bennett, 44, both were sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers to prison terms of two years, nine months and two years, respectively.

Craig and Bennett previously plead guilty in August 2013 to aiding and abetting each other in the illegal distribution of oxycodone, a powerful prescription painkiller. Craig and Bennett admitted that on April 22, 2010, they sold 100 oxycodone tablets for $2,300 to a confidential informant working with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT).

The drug deal took place in the parking lot of a Pilot gas station in Nitro, W.Va. In addition to the pills sold to the confidential informant, agents also seized another 66 pills from the defendants’ car and 188 pills from the home the defendants shared in Putnam County, W.Va.


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