POINT PLEASANT — A Michigan man arrested by deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly selling heroin, has entered a plea and been sentenced in Mason County Circuit Court.
Dujuan D. Alexander, 34, of Harper Woods, Mich., who was indicted by the September 2015 term of the grand jury for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy, entered a plea of guilty to felony conspiracy before Judge David W. Nibert. He was sentenced to not less than one nor more than five years in the West Virginia Department of Corrections, according to a commitment order filed in the office of Circuit Court Clerk Bill Withers. He was given credit for 105 days served at the time of his sentencing and assessed $277 in court costs. His conviction date is Dec. 15, 2015; sentence date, Dec. 15, 2015; effective sentence date, Sept. 1, 2015.
Alexander, along with Charles A. Figueroa, 33, of Detroit, Mich., were arrested back in June 2015 and charged with intent to deliver a controlled substance. According to the official criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court, deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department received a tip that two African American males were selling heroin from a home located at 111 Short St. in Hartford.
Residents of the home, which were not Figueroa or Alexander, gave law enforcement permission to search inside the residence. Once inside, deputies with the sheriff’s department reported finding four individually packaged bags of suspected heroin weighing approximately one half gram each, a clear baggie containing an assortment of pills, two sets of digital scales, numerous baggies with the corners removed and a box of sandwich baggies.
Also found inside the residence in Hartford according to the complaint, suspected marijuana seeds, marijuana, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, spoons with residue, and suboxone films. Deputies also found $5,335 cash which was hidden inside a couch in the living room in Hartford, according to the complaint. There was $130 found on Alexander, according to deputies.
The complaint also states deputies had information alleging Figueroa and Alexander were selling heroin for $150 a gram and $75 a half-gram. According to the complaint, Figueroa and Alexander were known on the street as Twin and Jay, respectively.
Figueroa, who was also indicted by the September 2015 term of the grand jury for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy, has entered a plea of guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy, according to a conviction order filed in the circuit clerk’s office. No sentencing or commitment orders had yet been filed in this case.
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