Michigan Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Crime


BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Michigan man was sentenced to three years and one month in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for distribution of heroin.

According to court documents, on February 13, 2020, William Pope, also known as “Shorty,” 47, of Detroit, sold a quantity of heroin to a confidential informant at a trailer where Pope was staying near Beckley. Pope admitted to selling the heroin and to selling what he now knows was fentanyl to a pair of confidential informants during separate transactions on February 6, 2020. Pope further admitted that he was responsible for distributing at least 60 kilograms of controlled substances during his criminal activities.

U.S. Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement, and commended the investigative work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Detroit.

United States District Judge Frank W. Volk imposed the sentence. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy D. Boggess prosecuted the case.

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Jibril Muhammad

he's admitted to selling drugs to confidential informant. and he has been sentenced to prison. kudos to the ATF. I wouldn't call for the execution of drug dealers because systemic racism is the foundation of America, especially in the Justice System. only people of color would be executed because white drug dealers would be allowed to plead guilty of a lesser offence, like being in possession. some of the biggest drug dealers reside outside of Detroit. they would best be described as "Suburbanites". the United States Government should be putting more resources into stopping drugs from entering America, and taking down the drug cartels.


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