Monongalia County man admits to fentanyl distribution | USAO-NDWV

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Charles Clint Gaines, Jr., of Morgantown, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Gaines, 33, pled guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl.” Gaines admitted to having fentanyl in February 2020 in Monongalia County. 

Gaines faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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