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Wheeling man sentenced for his role in a drug distribution operation

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Damend Lavel Pollard, of Wheeling, West Virginia was sentenced today to 15 months of incarceration for drug distribution in the Wheeling area, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Pollard, also known as “Skills,” pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a Protected Location” in May 2020. Pollard, age 49, admitted to selling methamphetamine 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.

Updated September 14, 2020

Drug Trafficking