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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 7, 2021

Akron Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Charges

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – An Akron, Ohio man pleaded guilty today to distributing methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

According to court documents, Lamark Glover, 22, admitted that, on June 20, 2019, he distributed an ounce of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Charleston, West Virginia.  Glover admitted that when he was arrested on September 22, 2019 in Charleston, agents located a number of items in his vehicle including methamphetamine, fentanyl and a loaded .40 caliber pistol equipped with a 30 round magazine.  Glover admitted that he intended to distribute the drugs and that he possessed the pistol to protect himself from other drug dealers and drug users.  Glover further admitted that he and others participated in a conspiracy between July and September of 2019 to distribute methamphetamine that was frequently shipped from Akron, Ohio to various locations in West Virginia.  During the conspiracy, Glover received quantities of methamphetamine that he would distribute in the Charleston area.  Some of Glover’s customers redistributed the methamphetamine to other drug users throughout the district. 

Glover faces a mandatory minimum of at least five years and up to 40 years in federal prison for the drug charge and an additional mandatory minimum of five  years and up to life in federal prison for the gun charge when he is sentenced on September 7, 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the excellent investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West, the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT), the West Virginia State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force, the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit, the United States Marshals Service, the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department, the Charleston Police Department, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Akron, Ohio Police Department and the Brecksville, Ohio Police Department.

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is handling the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:19-cr-000246.

 

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated June 7, 2021