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Marshall County man sentenced to more than 12 years for 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, was sentenced today to 147 months incarceration for distributing cocaine, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. prosecuted 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. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 21, 2020

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