Monongalia County man sentenced for fentanyl distribution

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A vial of fentanyl
A vial of fentanyl

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Charles Clint Gaines, Jr., of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 96 months of incarceration for a drug charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Gaines, 33, pled guilty in January 2021 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl.” Gaines admitted to having fentanyl in February 2020 in Monongalia County. 

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

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.


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