Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man pleaded guilty today to the distribution of cocaine base, also known as “crack.”

According to court documents, Deandre Antonio Ziegler, 31, who is also known as “Little D,” admitted to distributing cocaine base, also known as “crack,” to an undercover informant on five different occasions in July and August 2020.

Ziegler pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine base and faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 6, 2022.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department Drug Unit and the FBI’s Southern West Virginia Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) West Task Force.

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers  presided over the hearing.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Courtney L. Cremeans is prosecuting the case.

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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-00017.

 

 

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