Two charged as part of Charleston, WV as part of crackdown - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Two charged as part of Charleston, WV West Side Drug Market Intervention initiative

Posted: Updated:

Booth Goodwin, United States Attorney Southern District of West Virginia, says that Deandre D. Coleman, 22, has plead guilty to distribution of crack cocaine charges and Jamaal D. Davis, also known as "DT," has plead guilty to charges of heroin distribution. 

According to a press release, Coleman and Davis were prosecuted as part of the Charleston area's Drug Market Intervention (DMI) initiative. Both men were designated members of the DMI A-list, which comprises the most serious offenders identified in the initiative. 

According to investigators, On July 9, 2013, Coleman sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant in exchange for $100. And Davis sold heroin to a police informant on June 13, 2013 in exchange for $180.  The second transaction took place on Roane Street.

The DMI initiative was launched in February 2012 by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster, in cooperation with other federal, state, local law enforcement agencies and leaders representing the West Side Community. This is according to U. S. Attorney Booth Goodwin's office.