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Southern District of West Virginia

Monday, February 25, 2019

South Point Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Meth Charge

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A South Point, Ohio man who was caught selling methamphetamine in Huntington last year pled guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Jose Cisneros, 28, entered a guilty plea to distributing methamphetamine in federal court in Huntington.  Stuart commended the investigative efforts of the FBI Drug Task Force.

“Meth dealers have flooded our communities,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “But we’re up to the task.  We’re working hand-in-hand with law enforcement to send them packing.”

On October 25, 2018, an informant working at the direction of the FBI contacted Cisneros to arrange a meth transaction.  Cisneros subsequently met the informant at a location in Huntington where he sold the informant one and a half ounces of methamphetamine in exchange for $650.  Cisneros was arrested on November 6, 2018, in the 2900 block of 5th Avenue in Huntington and agents seized additional meth that Cisneros intended to distribute. 

Cisneros faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on June 3, 2019.

Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is handling the prosecution.  The plea hearing was held before United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.


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Updated February 25, 2019