West Liberty man pleads guilty to selling cocaine

A West Liberty man has admitted that he sold more than $24,000 worth of cocaine in a little more than a month, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey.

Robert E. Litteral, 72, pleaded guilty in federal court to three counts of distributing cocaine.

Court documents say Litteral sold 616 grams of cocaine — more than a pound — in February and March 2011 to a witness cooperating with police, according to the news release.

Litteral faces a sentence of up to 30 years in prison because he has a previous felony drug conviction. He is to be sentenced in May.

The case was investigated by state police, the FBI and the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.