Wetzel County man sentenced for drug charge

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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Wesley A. Ebbert, of New Martinsville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to time served for selling drugs near a playground, United States Attorney William J, Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Ebbert, age 33, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine in Proximity to a Protected Location” in October 2019. Ebbert admitted to selling methamphetamine near Bruce Park playground in Wetzel County in May 2019.

Ebbert will be on supervised release for six years.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

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