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.