Michigan man indicted on meth charges

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Bacarre H. Curtis, of Eastpointe, Michigan, was indicted today on drug and firearms charges, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Curtis, also known as “TJ,” 21, was indicted on one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Fifty Grams or More of Methamphetamine,” three counts of “Distribution of Fifty Grams or More of Methamphetamine,” one count of “Possession with Intent to Fifty Grams or More of Distribute Methamphetamine,” and one count of “Possession of Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime.” Curtis is accused of trafficking more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, also known as “crystal” and “ice,” while carrying a 9mm Glock pistol in January 2022 in Harrison County.

Curtis faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for the conspiracy charge, faces at least 10 years and up to life for each of the remaining drug charges, and faces at least five years and up to life incarceration for the firearms charge. 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 Christopher L. Baer is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the DEA; ATF; and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.