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Marshall County man sentenced for drug trafficking

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael J. Blake, of Moundsville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 57 months incarceration for a drug charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Blake, age 40, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine” in March 2020. Blake admitted to having methamphetamine in October 2019 in Marshall County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marshall County Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated June 24, 2020

Drug Trafficking