Authorities said a Newell resident ,a jockey who raced at Mountaineer Racetrack ,will now be spending time behind bars.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Marcelino Gaitan-Walker was sentenced to 24 months in prison.
Gaitan-Walker pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Hancock County.
Authorities said as part of his plea he admitted he was involved in distributing 11 to 15 ounces of cocaine and the street value of could have gone as high as $40,000.
Gaitan-Walker will now be sent to a federal prison.
He is a Panamanian citizen and could be deported.