Kanawha County Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Crime

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Kanawha County man was sentenced today to three years and one month in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for aiding and abetting the distribution of methamphetamine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, John Eric Dickson, 59, of St. Albans, admitted that he supplied co-defendant Rodney Alexander Minter, 62, of Logan, with an ounce of methamphetamine on January 5, 2021, to sell to another individual. Minter pleaded guilty to distribution of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, and faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 9, 2022.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West.

Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Courtney L. Cremeans prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:21-cr-169.