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Columbus man sentenced to more than 12 years for a drug charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Malcom X. Lewis, of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced today to 151 months of incarceration for a methamphetamine charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Lewis, 28, pleaded guilty in March 2021 to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Lewis admitted to selling methamphetamine in January 2020 in Marshall County.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shawn M. Adkins and Clayton J. Reid prosecuted 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. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.


Updated August 18, 2021

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