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Columbus man admits to drug charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Tyree A. Allen, of Columbus, Ohio, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Allen, 23, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Fifty Grams or More of Distribute Methamphetamine.” Allen admitted to having 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, also known as “crystal” and “ice,” in August 2021 in Monongalia County.

Allen faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison and a fine of up to $10 million. 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 Christopher L. Bauer is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ the U.S. Marshals Service; the Mon Metro Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; and the Morgantown Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated December 7, 2022

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