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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Dunbar Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun and Drug Charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Dunbar man pled guilty today to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and illegally possessing firearms, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Tajae Dasjuan Mosley, 27, entered his guilty plea before United States District Irene C. Berger.  Stuart commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, United States Postal Inspection Service, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, and the West Virginia State Police.

“More meth.  Another prohibited person with a gun,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “These are all too familiar crimes in West Virginia, which we will continue to aggressively prosecute.”

On July 10, 2018, Mosley was arrested at his Howard Avenue apartment following a long-term investigation of methamphetamine trafficking in and around the Smoot Avenue and Howard Avenue apartments.  Police seized three firearms from the residence.  Mosley admitted that he had been distributing methamphetamine since at least November 2017 and that he was prohibited from possessing firearms due to being a habitual drug user.

Mosley faces a mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum of 50 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on March 10, 2019.   Assistant United States Attorney Joshua C. Hanks is responsible for the prosecution.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.


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Updated November 29, 2018