Man sentenced for role in drug conspiracy

May 21, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON — A Michigan man caught with heroin in August 2017 was sentenced Monday to a year and six months in prison for his role in a Huntington-to-Detroit drug pipeline that ended after a mass warrant sweep took place in April 2018, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Nyanzangusa Baldwin, also known as “Botch,” 45, previously pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin, after he had admitted Manget Peterson, the alleged ringleader, asked him to come to Huntington in August 2017 to distribute heroin. He further admitted that he distributed heroin from the Ramada Inn Motel in Huntington, where officers with a search warrant seized approximately 35 grams of heroin, in August 2017.