Huntington Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Crime

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for a federal drug crime. Aaron Howell, 46, previously pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Howell previously admitted that on November 12, 2020, he was being transported to the Huntington Police Department and removed heroin and methamphetamine from his person and left it in the back of the police cruiser.  

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Huntington Police Department.

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor handled the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:21-cr-00006.






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