Charleston Man Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Federal Prison for Heroin Distribution

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Donta Hamilton, 31, of Charleston, was sentenced today to five years and three months in federal prison for the distribution of heroin.  

According to court documents and statements made in court, Hamilton admitted that he sold approximately 3.5 grams of heroin to a confidential informant at a Renaissance Circle apartment in Charleston on August 5, 2020.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT).

Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., imposed the sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Blackwell prosecuted the case.

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. 2:21-cr-00022.