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Harrison County man admits to drug charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Stephen Bray, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Bray, age 36, pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base in Proximity of a Protected Location.” Bray admitted to selling cocaine base, also known as “crack,” near Lincoln Middle School in Harrison County in November 2017.

Bray faces at least one and up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000. 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 Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated February 13, 2020

Drug Trafficking