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Charleston Man Sentenced for Involvement in Akron to West Virginia Meth Conspiracy

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

HUNTINGTON W.Va. – A Charleston man who participated in a conspiracy that involved large quantities of methamphetamine which were transported from Akron, Ohio and sold in West Virginia was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Bruce David Angeli, 58, previously pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

“Another drug dealer is off the streets,” United States Attorney Mike Stuart said. “I commend the collaborative, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement effort that brought an end to this meth trafficking conspiracy.” 

Angeli admitted that between May and June of 2019, he participated with multiple individuals to distribute methamphetamine in the Southern District of West Virginia. During the conspiracy, Angeli frequently obtained quantities of methamphetamine which were transported by other co-conspirators from Akron, Ohio to be sold in multiple cities in West Virginia including Huntington and Charleston. Once Angeli was supplied with the methamphetamine, he would distribute it to other individuals in various amounts. As part of his plea agreement, Angeli admitted that he was responsible for distributing up to 200 grams of methamphetamine.   

This joint investigation was spearheaded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Other agencies which participated and assisted in the investigation include 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 imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution.


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Updated June 10, 2020

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