18 Jun Four sentenced in separate drug cases | News
HUNTINGTON — Four defendants were sentenced in federal court last week after having admitted to drug offenses in four separate cases.
Elizabeth Powers, 29, of Barboursville, previously entered the plea to an indictment charging her with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. In June 2018, Powers was pulled over on Interstate 64 in Wayne County by Kenova police, where they discovered one kilogram of cocaine she intended to sell.
U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers sentenced her to serve seven years and three months in federal prison.
Brandon Scott Kidd, 39, of Huntington, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing fentanyl and methamphetamine.
According to U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart, an informant working with the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department went to Kidd’s home July 16, 2018, in the 800 block of 15th Street in Huntington, to purchase fentanyl. Inside the home, Kidd sold the informant the drug for $220. Kidd later offered to sell, and sold, the informant methamphetamine in addition to the fentanyl.
Later that day, deputies executed a search warrant at the home, recovering approximately 12 grams of fentanyl and 48 grams of meth.
Kidd admitted he distributed fentanyl, heroin and meth at the home for a year starting in July 2017 and he had allowed others to stay in his home to store and sell the drugs.
Oshae Hamilton, 25, of Huntington, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin and was sentenced to serve three years and three months in federal prison. According to Stuart, Hamilton admitted that during a June 27 search of his home, West Virginia Parole Services and members of the Huntington Police Department located approximately 60 grams of heroin. He later admitted to officers he had intended to sell the heroin.
According to criminal complaints filed earlier this year, the parole services had requested assistance with a search of the home in the 1900 block of Doulton Avenue in Huntington and, along with the heroin, recovered 50 grams of marijuana, a cutting agent, baggies, two firearms and digital scales.
Curtis “Gurt” Traylor, 51, was sentenced to serve two years and 10 months in federal prison after having previously pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin in Huntington federal court Tuesday. According to Stuart, as part of his plea Traylor admitted he met a confidential informant Oct. 12, 2017, and drove to a store located in Huntington, where he gave the informant six grams of heroin in exchange for $400.
The Huntington Police Department conducted the investigations of Hamilton and Traylor.