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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 16, 2015

Clarksburg man sentenced for drug trafficking


CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Joseph Scott Green, 46, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 66 months in prison for drug trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

During a December 2012 traffic stop, Green, also known as “Scotty,” was discovered in possession of bath salts and a loaded 12 gauge shotgun. He pled guilty in November 2014 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance Analogue,” and one count of “Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.” He was sentenced to sixty months in prison for the firearm offense and six months in prison for the drug trafficking offense.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, led the investigation.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 8, 2016