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Marshall County man admits to cocaine charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Marcus Anthony Long, of Benwood, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Long, also known as “Tony,” 59, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.” Long admitted to selling cocaine base, also known as “crack,” in October 2021 in Ohio County.

Long faces up to 20 years of 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 Clayton J. Reid is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.


Updated April 7, 2022

Drug Trafficking