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Press Release

Parkersburg Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Federal Drug Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Justin Andrew Beardsley, 33, of Parkersburg, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court records, the Parkesburg Police Department conducted a traffic stop of Beardsley on June 1, 2019.  After a drug dog alerted on the vehicle, police searched it and located approximately 9.5 grams of methamphetamine, three loaded firearms, body armor, and miscellaneous ammunition.  In his plea agreement, Beardsley admitted that in the weeks leading up to June 1, 2019, he had distributed between 200 grams and 350 grams of methamphetamine.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Parkersburg Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua C. Hanks handled the prosecution.

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. 2:20-cr-00060.






Updated November 8, 2021

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