Georgia man sentenced for his role in a drug distribution operation


CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Joel Jimenez, of Cartersville, Georgia, was sentenced today to 65 months of incarceration for his role in a drug distribution operation, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Jimenez, also known as “Carlos,” 41, pleaded guilty in November 2019 to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute and Distribute Controlled Substances.” Jimenez admitted to working with others to distribute

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; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Three Rivers Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force; the West Virginia State Police; The Bartow County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office; the FBI in Rome, Georgia; and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigated.

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

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