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Harrison County man sentenced to 10 years for fentanyl and firearms charges

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Robert Edward Maxwell, age 44, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison for fentanyl trafficking and unlawful firearm possession.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Maxwell was selling fentanyl from his home. Investigators searched the property and found fentanyl and a pistol. Maxwell has prior felony convictions which prevents him from having firearms.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Greater Harrison Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated December 13, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses