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Detroit man admits to methamphetamine charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Kenneth Jones, of Detroit, Michigan, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Jones, 27, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Jones admitted to having methamphetamine in May 2021 in Monongalia County.

Jones faces at least 10 years and up to life incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000,000. 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. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration Clarksburg Regional Office; the FBI Clarksburg; the Mon Metro Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the West Virginia State Police; the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office; the Morgantown Police Department; the WVU Police Department; the DEA Cincinnati District Office; the DEA Detroit Field Division; and the FBI Detroit investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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Updated August 4, 2022

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