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Three more defendants in heroin ring bust plead guilty

August 21, 2018

The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON – Three men indicted for their roles in a major, multi-state heroin and fentanyl distribution network pleaded guilty Monday to a federal drug conspiracy charge, according to U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart.

The federal indictment also charged nine other individuals involved in the Peterson drug trafficking organization (DTO) with conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl. Additional Peterson DTO defendants were arrested and charged in Detroit.

Luther Peterson, also known as “Mook,” 24, from Detroit, entered his guilty plea to the indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin. Peterson admitted that between October 2017 and April 2018 he conspired with Willie Peterson, also known as “Chill,” and Manget Peterson, also known as “Money,” to sell heroin in the Huntington area. As part of the plea agreement, Peterson admitted to distributing heroin to a confidential informant in October 2017.

Lawrence Sykes Jr., also known as “Boog,” 26, of Huntington, entered his guilty plea to the indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl. Sykes admitted that between August 2017 and April 2018 he conspired with Manget Peterson to sell heroin in the Huntington area. As part of the plea agreement, Sykes admitted to distributing approximately 28 grams of fentanyl to a confidential informant in November 2017.

Charles Graves, also known as “Bo,” 46, also from Huntington, entered his guilty plea to the indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin. Graves admitted that in January and February 2018 he conspired with Manget Peterson, also known as “Money,” to sell heroin in the Huntington area. As part of the plea agreement, Graves admitted to distributing heroin to a confidential informant in February 2018.

Peterson, Sykes and Graves each face up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing. Peterson is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 19, 2018, while Sykes and Graves are scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 26, 2018.

Terrell Redd, 43, of Huntington previously pleaded guilty to the indictment that charged him with conspiracy to distribute heroin. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 19, 2018, and also faces up to 20 years in prison.

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