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Harrison County man admits to selling methamphetamine

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – John Robert Lyons, of Salem, West Virginia, has admitted to distributing methamphetamine near a playground, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Lyons, age 46, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine in Proximity to a Protected Location.” Lyons admitted to selling methamphetamine near Jackson Park playground in Harrison County in February 2017.

Lyons is facing at least one year 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 Traci M. Cook 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 July 11, 2019

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