Detroit Drug Courier Handed Prison Sentence

Updated 6 years ago From a Release by U.S. Attorney's Office for Southern District of WV

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Detroit drug courier who arrived at a Huntington Greyhound Bus Station in April 2013 in possession of heroin was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Jalin Tyref McArn, 19, previously pleaded guilty in July to possession of heroin with intent to distribute. 

On April 24, 2013, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent working undercover received a phone call from a Detroit drug supplier to arrange a heroin transaction.  That same day, McArn, acting as a drug courier, arrived at the Greyhound bus station in Huntington to complete the prearranged transaction.   

As McArn exited the bus station, he was approached by a federal agent working undercover at the time.  Following a brief conversation, McArn got into the undercover agent’s vehicle and indicated that he had heroin on his person.  McArn also told the undercover agent that he would provide him with heroin as payment for the ride from the bus station.  Police arrested McArn and seized approximately 15 grams of heroin that he had hidden on his person.   

The Huntington Police Department and the DEA conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Gregory McVey handled the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers. 

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