Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Parkersburg man sentenced for drug distribution

 WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher S. McCallister of Parkersburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to three years of probation for a drug distribution charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

McCallister, age 29, pled guilty in June 2020 to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances” in February 2019. McCallister admitted to distributing methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base in Wetzel County, as well as the Southern District of West Virginia, Ohio, and Georgia from 2016 to April 2018.

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, investigated. 

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF. 

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

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