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

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Cleveland man indicted on a drug charges

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A Cleveland, Ohio man was indicted today by a federal grand jury on cocaine distribution charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Anthony Walter Rogers, age 27, is charged with three counts of “Distribution of Cocaine Base” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base.” Rogers is accused of 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.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 5, 2018