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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Monday, May 14, 2018

Taylor County man admits to drug charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Alexander D. Barnett, of Flemington, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Barnett, age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Heroin.” Barnett admitted to selling heroin in March 2016 in Harrison County.

Barnett faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 14, 2018