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Charleston Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man was sentenced to federal prison for a drug trafficking offense, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  George Ray Breckenridge, 41, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for distribution of methamphetamine.   He will serve 96 months of supervised release after his imprisonment.

“A significant sentence for a significant meth dealer,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “As you can see in this case, law enforcement agencies are working together like never before to get drug dealers like Breckenridge out of our communities and away from our families.”

Breckenridge previously admitted that he distributed methamphetamine.  Court hearings and public filings established that, on August 2, 2018, Breckenridge, working with two other drug traffickers, traveled from his house on Garrison Avenue in Charleston to the Dunbar Plaza Hotel, where he delivered 34 grams of pure methamphetamine to a confidential informant.  Police investigators tried to initiate a traffic stop on Breckenridge’s car as he drove back home from the hotel.  Breckenridge then took off back to his house on Garrison Avenue, where he fled on foot into the woods.  Investigators arrested Breckenridge minutes later. 

The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT), the Nitro Police Department, the Charleston Police Department, the South Charleston Police Department, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted the investigation.   Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. presided over the hearing.  Former Assistant United States Attorney Drew Inman and Assistant United States Attorney L. Alexander Hamner handled the prosecution.


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Updated November 14, 2019

Drug Trafficking