Parkersburg Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

By: WTAP News Email
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UPDATE: 10/22/13

A Parkersburg man is sentenced in federal court for drug trafficking and shooting at a police officer.

Richard Curry Jr. is sentenced to 22 years in prison

Curry pleaded guilty to charges of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and discharging a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
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A Parkersburg man pleads guilty in federal court to drug and firearm charges.

Richard Curry Jr. faces a mandatory minimum of ten years to life in prison now after pleading guilty Monday, July 1.

Investigators say in May of 2013 the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team set up a cocaine buy with Curry in Charleston. They say once Curry entered the home where the drug deal was suppose to happen he was confronted by the police. At that time they say he fired a pistol that was hidden in his jacket. No one was injured.

Once apprehended Police found over 1200 grams of cocaine on him plus nearly 150 more grams in his car.

Police say Curry said his name was Curtus McDonald, but fingerprints proved otherwise.

Task Force Agents say he also sold drugs to confidential informants on at least six other occasions.

Curry pleads guilty to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and discharging a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. He faces up to 20 years on the drug charge and a consecutive mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in prison on the use of firearm charge.

Sentencing date is set for October.


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