Man Pleads guilty to federal charges (cocaine)

By Terrapinzflyer · Sep 15, 2009 · ·
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    Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge
    Leoditus A. Smith, 34, of Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base in the Huntington area, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.


    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Leoditus A. Smith, 34, of Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

    At his hearing, Smith admitted he conspired with others to distribute crack cocaine in the Huntington area from October 2008 to June 4, 2009.


    Smith, who is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 14, faces up to
    life in prison and a $4 million fine. The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation.

    In an unrelated case, Ralph P. Croff, 33, of Huntington also pleaded guilty before Judge Chambers to distribution of cocaine base.

    On Jan. 11, 2008, Croff sold 6.18 grams of crack cocaine in exchange for $425 to a confidential informant working with the West Virginia State
    Police. The recorded drug transaction took place at a residence in Huntington.

    Croff faces five to 40 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced on Dec. 14. The Huntington Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the Huntington Police Department assisted in
    the investigation.

    Reporter: WSAZ News Staff


    http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/59289967.html

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  1. ninjaned
    what the fuck?! life, and 4 mil, for drug dealing? why is this ok? what makes people think that this is acceptable. this is a life wasted(and a bed in prison that should be reserved for a violent crime) and it really depresses swim(or it would if he wasn't so emotionally numbed from oxy).
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