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Wetzel County man sentenced for methamphetamine charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Franklin Keith Dotson, of New Martinsville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 121 months of incarceration for a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Dotson, 38, pleaded guilty in July 2022 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Dotson admitted to having methamphetamine in July 2021 in Marshall County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office; the Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office; and the Marshall County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated December 7, 2022

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