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Charleston man sentenced in federal heroin case

By By Staff reports

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a Charleston man to six months in prison in connection to a heroin distribution case.

Brandon Christopher Solomon, 19, also known as “Fresh,” sold heroin to a confidential police informant on three separate occasions in August, according to a news released issued by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

Solomon pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin in December. U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. sentenced Solomon to federal prison on Wednesday.

According to the release, Solomon sold heroin inside the Charleston Town Center Mall and on two occasions on Charleston’s West Side.

Solomon was prosecuted as part of the Drug Market Intervention initiative, a partnership between federal and local police agencies to dismantle drug markets on the West Side. The initiative targets suspected high-profile drug dealers and also offers second chances to suspected low-level offenders.

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