Huntington Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Federal Drug Crime

A syringe with ampoules, white powder, a five-dollar bill with bullets and a gun lying on a black glass background. Dangerous bad habits, addiction to drugs and gambling. Crime because of drugs.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Michael Stanley Wright, 34, of Huntington, was sentenced today to 72 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl.

According to court documents, on March 4, 2020, law enforcement officers searched Wright’s house located on Washington Avenue in Huntington and seized approximately 194.3 grams of methamphetamine mixture and approximately 4.7 grams of fentanyl. Wright also had methamphetamine and fentanyl on his person when he was searched following his arrest. In addition to the controlled substances, law enforcement officers also seized two firearms – a Colt, Model CF1911, .45 caliber pistol and a Taurus, “Judge” .45/.410 revolver – and approximately $5,536 in cash, which was money Wright had made from selling drugs. Wright admitted that he intended to sell the fentanyl and methamphetamine.

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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 Attorneys Courtney Cremeans and Greg McVey 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. 3:20-cr-00103.