Monday, August 1, 2016
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Two men pleaded guilty today to federal drug charges, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Jamel Proctor, 31, of New York City, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. In a separate drug prosecution, Darnell Lamar Anderson, 38, of Huntington, entered his guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
On May 13, 2016, a suspicious parcel was searched by an inspector with the United States Postal Service. The parcel was addressed to Jamel Proctor’s residence at 515 Flora Court in Huntington. The package contained over 900 grams of methamphetamine. Agents then conducted a controlled delivery of the package to 515 Flora Court, and Proctor’s girlfriend accepted the package. In a search of the residence immediately following the controlled delivery, the package was recovered and the agents located Proctor inside the residence. Agents also discovered a loaded firearm inside the residence. In a subsequent search of Proctor’s vehicle, agents located four additional firearms and an additional 173 grams of methamphetamine in two separate duffel bags. A surveillance team had seen Proctor place the bags in his vehicle earlier that day. Proctor faces a minimum of five years and up to 40 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on October 31, 2016.
In a separate drug prosecution of Darnell Anderson, officers with the Huntington FBI Drug Task Force were notified by a United States Postal Inspector on April 14, 2016, that a package suspected of containing drugs was scheduled for delivery to a residence at 219 8th Avenue West in Huntington. Investigators secured a search warrant and discovered that the package contained over 550 grams of methamphetamine. Investigators then conducted a controlled delivery of the package utilizing an undercover postal inspector. The postal inspector traveled to the residence at 219 8th Avenue West, where Anderson accepted delivery and took possession of the package. Anderson faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on October 31, 2016.
The Huntington FBI Drug Task Force, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigations. Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey is in charge of the prosecution of Proctor. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is handling the prosecution of Anderson. The plea hearings were held before Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.
These cases are being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of illegal drugs in communities across the Southern District.
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