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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 25, 2018

Wood County Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Joseph Daniel Mills, 40, of Walker, was sentenced yesterday to 9 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Stuart commended the investigative efforts of the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force and the FBI.

Mills pled guilty in July 2017, admitting that on May 12, 2017, he possessed approximately 10 ounces of methamphetamine, 21 firearms, body armor, and scales when law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at his residence.

 “21 firearms.  Body armor.  Methamphetamine.  Mills was a danger to law enforcement and our good citizens and we will never tolerate risks to law enforcement or the public,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “We are aggressively prosecuting dangerous drug dealers like Mills throughout the Southern District of West Virginia, from Parkersburg to Williamson, Huntington to White Sulphur Springs and everywhere in between.” 

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin imposed the sentence in federal court in Charleston.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks prosecuted the case.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 25, 2018