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Harrison County man convicted of drug charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Mount Clare, West Virginia, man was convicted today of drug possession, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Eric Scott Barker, age 37, pled guilty to one count of “Attempted Possession with Intent to Distribute Para-Fluorofentanyl.” The crime took place in Doddridge County on September 15, 2016.

Barker faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Andrew M. Cogar prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, the West Virginia State Police, and the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 
 
U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated June 30, 2017

Topic
Drug Trafficking