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Princeton Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charge

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

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that a Princeton man was sentenced in federal court on his conviction for distributing cocaine.  Jermaine Jones, 30, was sentenced to 21 months in prison.

“Cocaine, guns, and selling drugs,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Another drug dealer is off the streets, away from our families and communities and headed to a federal prison.  Our drug task forces are working with a sense of urgency to keep our citizens safe and free from the drug demons that thrive on the innocent and vulnerable.”

Jones pled guilty in October, admitting that on March 30, 2018, he distributed a quantity of cocaine to a confidential informant near Bluewell in Mercer County.  He further admitted that he sold cocaine in Mercer County on four other occasions in March and April of 2018, and that he possessed an additional amount of cocaine on April 4, 2018, at his residence in Princeton.  Finally, he admitted that when authorities searched his residence, they found his two pistols. 

This case was investigated by the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney John File handled the prosecution.  Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence.



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Updated February 28, 2019

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