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Arizona Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Crime

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – An Apache Junction, Arizona man was sentenced to federal prison for a drug crime, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Clint Gentile, 39, was sentenced to 90 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin. 

“The work of the West Virginia State Police and other law enforcement agencies that patrol our highways is critical to our drug enforcement efforts,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.   “These law enforcement officers are often the  first to identify and apprehend drug dealers like Gentile and seize the poisons they intend to peddle.”

Gentile previously admitted that he was traveling on I-64 in Cabell County when the vehicle he was in was pulled over by the West Virginia State Police.  Troopers searched the vehicle and found 552 grams of methamphetamine and 11 grams of black tar heroin.  Gentile admitted that he intended to sell the drugs. 

The West Virginia State Police Task Force West conducted the investigation.   They were assisted by the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force in the Northern District of West Virginia.  United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie Taylor handled the prosecution.


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Updated January 6, 2020

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