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Georgia man sentenced for drug charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Kaleb Joseph Beals, of Silver Creek, Georgia, was sentenced today to 92 months of incarceration for a drug charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Beals 32, pleaded guilty in June 2021 to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Beals admitted to working with others to sell methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” or “ice,” from August 2018 to April 2019 in Hardy County. Beals trafficked crystal methamphetamine from Georgia into Hardy County via Interstate-81 and then across the new 4-Lane (Corridor H) into Hardy County. Beals had West Virginia residents trafficking the drug. All four have pleaded guilty to drug charges.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the West Virginia State Police, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Moorefield Police Department investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

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Updated December 2, 2021

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