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Colorado man admits to drug charges

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Johnny L. Morgan, of Walsenburg, Colorado, has admitted to a drug charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Morgan, age 66, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute Marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol, and Methamphetamine ,” one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine,” one count of “Distribution of Tetrahydrocannabinol,” and one count of “Distribution of Marijuana.” Morgan admitted to distributing marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, and methamphetamine in June and July 2017 in Braxton County. 

Morgan faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each 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 Andrew R. Cogar is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration, The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

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

Updated September 5, 2018

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