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Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison on Federal Drug Charge

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Columbus, Ohio man was sentenced to federal prison for a drug crime, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Darrell Gossett, 34, was sentenced to 70 months in prison and four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

“Hundreds of grams of illicit drugs and another out-of-state drug dealer,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “The drugs and the out-of-state drug dealer are now off our streets and the dealer is headed to federal prison for many years. The people of West Virginia are surely safer as a result of cases like this.”

Gossett previously admitted that on November 6, 2019, he possessed more than 250 grams of methamphetamine hidden inside his vehicle. Investigators were approaching 2403 Whitman Creek Road in Whitman to investigate possible drug activity when Gossett quickly backed out of the location, striking a police cruiser. A subsequent search of his vehicle led to the seizure of the methamphetamine. Gossett admitted that he planned on selling the methamphetamine.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation. United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Nowles Heinrich handled the prosecution.


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Updated June 18, 2020

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