Detroit man admits to drug charge

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Patrick Collins, of Detroit, Michigan, has admitted to a drug charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Collins, 31, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances.” Collins admitted to working with others to distribute cocaine base, also known as “crack,” and heroin from the summer of 2020 to October 2020 in Monongalia County.

Collins 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 Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives and the Mon Metro Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.


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