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Marshall County man admits to drug charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Joshua R. Sipe, of Moundsville, West Virginia, has admitted to distributing cocaine, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Sipe, age 31, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine.” Sipe admitted to having cocaine in March 2019 in Marshall County. 

Sipe faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. 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 Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Marshall County Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

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

Updated October 18, 2019

Drug Trafficking