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Columbus man admits to drug charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Malcom X. Lewis, of Columbus, Ohio, has admitted to a methamphetamine charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Lewis, 28, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Lewis admitted to selling methamphetamine in January 2020 in Marshall County.

Lewis faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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. Attorneys Shawn M. Adkins and Clayton J. Reid are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

Updated August 17, 2021

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