Clarksburg man sentenced to prison time for role in methamphetamine operations

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A judge sentenced a Harrison County man for his role in methamphetamine distribution operations in Harrison, Marion and Monongalia counties.

Christopher Conley, 35, of Clarksburg, has been sentenced to 14 months in prison, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Conley pleaded guilty in January 2019 to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.  Conley, being a person prohibited from having a firearm, admitted to having a 9mm pistol in April 2018 in Harrison County.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods.  Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

The investigation was funded in part by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program.  The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

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