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Pennsylvania man sentenced for role in a drug distribution operation

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Albert Lee Brooks, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 33 months of incarceration for his role in a drug trafficking operation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Brooks, also known as “B,” pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1000 feet of a Protected Location” in May 2020. Brooks, age 49, admitted to selling “crack” cocaine near Luau Manor in Ohio County in March 2019.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Original indictment press release here:

Updated February 24, 2021

Drug Trafficking