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3 sentenced for federal drug crimes

May 17, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The work of three confidential informants in Cabell County last year led to the conviction and sentencing Monday of three men in unrelated federal drug cases in Huntington.

Steven Jamar Alexander, 33, was sentenced to serve six years and five months in federal prison after pleading guilty to distributing methamphetamine.

According to U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart, a confidential informant contacted Alexander on Aug. 14, 2018, to arrange the purchase of methamphetamine. The pair met at a gas station in the 2200 block of 8th Avenue in Huntington to complete the transaction. The informant was given meth in exchange for $120.

Alexander admitted to making at least three other transactions with the same person on other occasions.

In a separate case, Zachary Taylor Lucas, 25, was sentenced to three months in prison after pleading guilty to distributing heroin.

A confidential informant contacted Lucas on March 26, 2018, to buy heroin. Lucas met the informant at a home in Milton, where he exchanged heroin in exchange for $100. Lucas admitted he distributed heroin to the same person at least two other times and he was involved in distributing heroin in the Milton area in March and April of 2018.

In a case unrelated to the other two, Jason Clark Dailey, 27, was sentenced to serve a year and one day after pleading guilty to distributing fentanyl and illegal possession of a firearm by a drug user.

Dailey met with a confidential informant June 21, 2018, at Dailey’s

home in Ona to complete the drug transaction. The informant received fentanyl in exchange for $100. A search warrant was executed at his home July 5, at which time deputies with the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department seized heroin and two firearms.

Dailey admitted he distributed to the informant at least one other time and that he had been distributing heroin in the Ona area from February to July 2018.