Michigan man admits to drug charge

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Donovan Swift, of Shelby Township, Michigan, has admitted to a drug charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Swift, 31, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base.” Swift admitted to distributing cocaine base, also known as “crack,” in October 2020 in Monongalia County.

Swift 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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