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

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Marshall County man sentenced for drug distribution charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Rhett D. Gump, of Moundsville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months and one day incarceration for a drug distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Gump, age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine in Proximity to a Protected Location” in September 2017. Gump admitted to selling methamphetamine near the Golden Towers in Moundsville on January 5, 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr., prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated January 25, 2018