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Press Release

South Charleston 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. – A South Charleston man was sentenced today to five years in prison for a federal drug crime.

According to statements previously made in court, Marquise Culbreath-Claytor, 26, possessed 134 grams of methamphetamine when a vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped by a West Virginia State Police Trooper in Boone County on April 1, 2021. Culbreath-Claytor previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine and admitted that he intended to sell the drug.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the West Virginia State Police.

Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. imposed the sentence.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Nowles Heinrich 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. 2:21-cr-00190.





Updated March 9, 2022

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