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Columbus man sentenced for role in drug trafficking operation

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Sihrahn Major, II, of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced today to 84 months of incarceration for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Major, also known as “Black,” age 25, pled guilty in June 2021 to one count of “Distribution of 5 Grams or More of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a Protected Location.” Major admitted to selling five grams or more of methamphetamine near Riverview Towers on in Wheeling in January 2020.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shawn M. Adkins and Clayton J. Reid prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration, West Virginia State Police, Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wheeling Police Department, investigated. The U.S. Marshal Service, Columbus Police Department Gang Crimes Unit, the Martins Ferry Police Department, and the Bellaire Police Department also assisted.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Original case indictment here:


Updated September 27, 2021

Drug Trafficking