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Grant County man sentenced to nearly six years for meth distribution and a firearm violation

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Marvin Ellis Grubb, Jr., of Maysville, West Virginia, was sentenced this week to 70 months incarceration for distributing methamphetamine and illegally possessing a firearm, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Grubb, age 41, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine” and one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in March 2018. Grubb admitted to distributing more than 50 grams methamphetamine. He also admitted to illegally possessing a .357 caliber pistol. The crimes occurred in August 2016 in Grant County.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated May 3, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods