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Philadelphia man sentenced for role in a methamphetamine distribution operation in Monongalia County

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Oscar Aaron Watkins, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 156 months incarceration for his involvement in a methamphetamine distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Watkins, also known as Eric Oscar Watkins, age 58, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances” in February 2019. Watkins admitted to participating in a drug distribution operation in October 2018 in Monongalia County. 

Watkins was also ordered to forfeit $9,820.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Morgantown Police Department investigated. 

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

Updated May 30, 2019

Drug Trafficking