Craig S. Coffee, 48, of Detroit, Michigan, pled guilty to heroin trafficking today in federal court, admitting his role in a Detroit to Morgantown heroin trafficking scheme, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Coffee, also known as “Mack,” was among fourteen individuals changed with heroin trafficking in three separate federal indictments returned in February 2016. The indictments disrupted a drug trafficking network in which a group of Detroit residents traveled to Morgantown and conspired to transport heroin across state lines for redistribution and sale throughout North Central West Virginia.

Specifically, Coffee sold heroin in May 2015 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to “Distribution of Heroin – Aiding and Abetting.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Editor’s Note: The information above is directly from a press release from the Office of the United States Attorney, Northern District of West Virginia.

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