Detroit Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Detroit, Michigan man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug trafficking crime.
According to court documents, Augustus Darryl Jones, Jr., 30, arranged to distribute methamphetamine to a confidential informant on November 10, 2021 in Huntington. When Jones was in route to conduct the drug transaction, a West Virginia State Police Trooper conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle and seized 460 grams of methamphetamine. Jones admitted he possessed and intended to distribute the methamphetamine to the informant.
Jones pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and faces at least five years and up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced on April 25, 2022.
United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the West Virginia State Police and the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office.
United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is prosecuting the case.
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. 3:21-cr-00242.
Updated January 11, 2022