Clarksburg man sentenced for drug charge

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A syringe with ampoules, white powder, a five-dollar bill with bullets and a gun lying on a black glass background. Dangerous bad habits, addiction to drugs and gambling. Crime because of drugs.

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Jo-El Rene Torres, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 37 months of incarceration for a drug charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Torres, 36, pleaded guilty in March 2021 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl.” Torres admitted to having heroin and fentanyl in May 2020 in Upshur County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Lakes Drug Task Force, the West Virginia State Police, the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, and the Buckhannon Police Department investigated.

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

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