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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Career Offender Gets Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Trafficking Pure Methamphetamine

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A South Charleston man who sold pure methamphetamine was sentenced today to 14 years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Stuart commended the investigation conducted by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT), the Nitro Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, and the South Charleston Police Department.

“Haddox is a career offender – 18 felony convictions,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “He distributed a large quantity of 100% pure meth - pure and powerful.  His significant sentence is well-deserved.”

Jason Haddox, 35, previously pled guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  On April 4, 2017, police investigators used a confidential informant to purchase a quarter ounce of methamphetamine from Haynes in South Charleston.  Haddox supplied Haynes with the methamphetamine.  Investigators then executed a search warrant on Haddox’s South Charleston residence on April 7, 2017, where they recovered over two ounces of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and thousands of dollars of drug trafficking proceeds.  Haynes is currently awaiting trial.

At the sentencing hearing, the United States argued that Haddox was a large-scale methamphetamine trafficker, who had been distributing up to 20 ounces of methamphetamine a month with his co-defendant Mary Haynes.  United States District Judge Irene C. Berger noted that Haddox had been convicted of 18 felonies and was a career offender under the United States Sentencing Guidelines.  The Court found Haddox accountable for over 260 grams of 100% pure methamphetamine.

Haddox will remain in custody until he reports to a federal prison.  Assistant United States Attorney Drew O. Inman handled the prosecution.

 

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 3, 2019