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Cleveland man admits to drug charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Anthony Walter Rogers, of Cleveland, Ohio, has admitted to cocaine distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Rogers, age 27, pled guilty to three counts of “Distribution of Cocaine Base” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base.” Rogers admitted to selling cocaine in Marshall County in August 2017 and April 2018.

Rogers faces up to 30 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000 for each distribution count and faces up to life incarceration and a fine of up to $8,000,000 for the possession count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr., is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr., presided.

Updated September 5, 2018

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