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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Ivan Lee Burton, 47, of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced today to five years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing methamphetamine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Burton admitted to distributing approximately 24 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Parkersburg on or about August 3, 2022.  Burton further admitted to conspiring with several others to complete numerous drug transactions in the Parkersburg, West Virginia, area between April 2022 and September 2022.  Burton used other individuals to sell drugs including methamphetamine and cocaine base, also known as “crack,” to customers on his behalf.    

Burton has a long criminal history that now includes 13 felony convictions and six misdemeanor convictions.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force.

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Jeremy B. Wolfe prosecuted 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. 2:22-cr-190.

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 12, 2023