Man sentenced over Holden drug deal
by Martha Sparks
CHARLESTON – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Tuesday that a Huntington man was sentenced to two years in federal prison for aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute oxycodone in Holden. Rayshawn Allah Wells, 22, previously pleaded guilty in September 2012. Wells admitted that on April 14, 2010, he and an associate distributed approximately 2.5 80-milligram oxycodone pills to a confidential informant working with the U.S. 119 Task Force. Wells further admitted that on April 14, 2010, he and an associate distributed three 80-milligram oxycodone pills to an informant. Wells admitted that both illegal pill transactions occurred in Holden.
On April 14, 2010, members of the U.S. 119 Task Force executed a search warrant at a Holden residence and arrested the defendant and other known individuals. At the time the search warrant was executed, law enforcement agents seized approximately 127 80-milligram tablets. The defendant admitted that he had $1,040 cash on his person that included bills used in earlier controlled transactions.
Wells admitted that he and co-defendant Kawan Michael Wells brought oxycodone pills from Huntington to Logan County for the purpose of distributing them. Kawan Wells, 24, previously pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. Kawan Wells was sentenced in December 2012 to five years’ probation.
The U.S. 119 Task Force conducted the investigation.
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