Michigan Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Crime


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Rafael Starks, 36, of Michigan, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Starks admitted that on August 1, 2018, he and another individual sold heroin to a confidential informant in the 1100 block of 9th Avenue in Huntington.  

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Cabell County Sheriff’s 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. 3:18-cr-00249.

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