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Project Parkersburg Update: Parkersburg Man Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Theodore Gibson, 35, of Parkersburg, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Gibson was prosecuted as part of Project Parkersburg – a major takedown and dismantling of a multi-state drug trafficking organization (DTO) responsible for distributing methamphetamine and heroin.  Stuart commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, the Parkersburg Police Department, the Dayton Ohio Police Department, and the Parkersburg Narcotics and Violent Crime Task Force.  The long-term, joint investigation resulted in at least 29 individuals being charged in federal and state court, the seizure of 121 pounds of ICE methamphetamine, six kilograms of cocaine, 217 grams of heroin, and 290 grams of fentanyl.

“This investigation resulted in the largest meth bust -- to date -- in West Virginia and Ohio history,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Breaking up this DTO and locking up these drug dealers has no doubt saved a number of lives.”

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua C. Hanks is responsible for the prosecution.


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Updated May 30, 2019

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