CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston man was sentenced to 21 years eight months in federal prison on Friday for selling crack cocaine to an informant in January 2012.
A jury found Marvin Lee Garrett, 33, guilty of distributing crack in October 2012, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin's office. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Johnston handed down the sentence.
Garrett has at least two prior convictions for drug offense and violent crimes, the release states.
The case was prosecuted as part of the Charleston area's Drug Market Intervention Initiative, which is aimed at closing down open-air drug markets.