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Michigan man admits to role in a drug conspiracy in Harrison County

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Drake D. Dodson-Williams, of Southgate, Michigan, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Dodson-Williams, also known as “KO,” 31, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Dodson-Williams admitted to having methamphetamine in October 2021 in Harrison County.

Dodson-Williams 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.

This operation is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher L. Bauer is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Greater Harrison Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated November 2, 2022

Drug Trafficking