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Ohio man admits to drug charges

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael Edward Lamp, II, of East Liverpool, Ohio, has admitted to drug charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Lamp, also known as “Chubs,” 43, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Methamphetamine” and one count of “Distribution of 5 Grams or More of Methamphetamine.” Lamp admitted to working with others to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine from September 2020to February 2021 in Hancock County and elsewhere, including the Northern District of Ohio.

Lamp faces at least 10 years and up to life incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000,000 for the conspiracy charge and faces at least five years and up to 40 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $5,000,000 for the distribution charge. 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 Hancock-Brooke-Weirton Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the Drug Enforcement Administration in Youngtown, Ohio; the Liverpool Township Police Department-Ohio; and the East Liverpool Police Department -Ohio investigated. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Ohio assisted.

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

Updated December 21, 2021

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