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Ohio man admits to drug charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Reuben Jahmell Dauntez Donald, of Akron, Ohio, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Donald, 36, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine Within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Donald admitted to selling methamphetamine in October 2021 near Jensen Playground on Wheeling Island.

Donald faces at least one and up to 40 years of incarceration and fine of up to $2,000,000. 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 Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Updated December 6, 2022

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