CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A South Charleston man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug trafficking crime.
According to statements made in court, Marquise Culbreath-Claytor, 26, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped in Boone County by a trooper with the West Virginia State Police on April 1, 2021. Culbreath-Claytor possessed 134 grams of methamphetamine, which he admitted he intended to sell.
Culbreath-Claytor pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine and faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison when he is sentenced on February 3, 2022.
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. presided over the hearing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nowles Heinrich is prosecuting 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.