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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Kanawha County Man Sentenced for Federal Drug Charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Kanawha County man caught with approximately 259 grams of methamphetamine in August 2017 was sentenced today to 144 months in prison, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Maurice Rashee Flint, 39, of Charleston, previously pled guilty plea to possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.  Stuart commended the cooperative investigative efforts of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department’s STOP Team and the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT), along with the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

“Twelve years.  Twelve years in federal prison,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Meth dealers are rampant throughout West Virginia and we are working closely with our law enforcement partners to get dealers like Flint off our streets. I want to thank my prosecutors, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department’s STOP Team, MDENT and DEA for excellent work in this matter.”

At his plea hearing in October, 2018, Flint admitted that on August 25, 2017, members of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department STOP Team and members of the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at a motel he had been staying at in St. Albans, West Virginia.  During the search, officers found approximately 259 grams of methamphetamine that Flint admitted he possessed with the intent to distribute.  Flint also admitted that on four previous occasions between April 2017 and August 2017, he distributed quantities of heroin and methamphetamine to a confidential informant working with the local law enforcement agencies.   

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess handled the prosecution.  United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence.



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Updated February 13, 2019