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Pennsylvania man sentenced for drug trafficking charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – John Ross Lawrence, of Wind Ridge, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 70 months of incarceration for a drug a charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Lawrence, 32, pleaded guilty in December 2021 to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Lawrence admitted to selling methamphetamine in February 2021 in Marshall County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Clayton J. Reid prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the West Virginia State Police; the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cameron Police Department investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.


Updated April 26, 2022

Drug Trafficking