Huntington man sentenced on cocaine charges

Huntington, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced  George Antonio Newman, 37, of Huntington, West Virginia, was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison.

In May 2014, Newman pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. On April 15, 2013, members of the Drug Enforcement Agency found one ounce of cocaine while searching Newman’s residence in the 1300 block of 18th Street in Huntington. Newman admitted he intended to distribute the cocaine. Agents also seized a loaded handgun found with the cocaine.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency and Huntington Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Greg McVey was in charge of the prosecution.