CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two men on Monday pleaded guilty to their roles in a federal drug distribution investigation targeting offenders on Charleston's West Side.Deandre D. Coleman, 22, pleaded guilty to distribution of crack cocaine. In a separate hearing, Jamaal D. Davis, 22, also known as "DT," pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin.
Both men pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver, according to a news release issued by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.The investigation was part of the Drug Market Intervention Initiative, a partnership between city police and federal authorities to dismantle drug markets on the West Side.
On July 9, Coleman sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant working for the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team, according to the release. Davis allegedly sold heroin to a police informant on June 13 in exchange for $180. Both men face up to 20 years in federal prison when they are sentenced on April 22.