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Press Release

Princeton Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Distribution

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

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Charles Boyett Mitchell, Jr., 35, of Princeton, was sentenced today to three years and 10 months in federal prison for distribution of cocaine and methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Mitchell sold a quantity of cocaine to a confidential informant in Princeton on May 7, 2018.  As part of the plea, Mitchell also admitted to distributing cocaine and methamphetamine on three other occasions, and to possessing a quantity of methamphetamine that he intended to distribute.  Law enforcement officers also recovered a small amount of U.S. currency and a firearm during the investigation.  

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.  The Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force is composed of officers from the West Virginia State Police, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, the Bluefield Police Department and the Princeton Police Department.

Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess 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. 1:21-cr-00089.   







Updated January 10, 2022

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