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Press Release

Logan Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Logan man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug crime.

According to court documents, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on January 26, 2021, at the residence of Brian Dometric Knox, 37, in Cross Lanes. During the search, officers found approximately 79 grams of methamphetamine. Knox admitted that he possessed and intended to sell the methamphetamine. Knox also admitted that from December 1, 2020 to January 22, 2021, he sold approximately one ounce of methamphetamine every week.

Knox pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison when he is sentenced on May 11, 2022.  

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West, the West Virginia State Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. presided over the hearing.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Courtney L. Cremeans 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. 2:21-cr-00170.





Updated February 8, 2022

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