Harrison County man enters guilty plea for federal drug charge

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A Harrison County man admitted to his role in a methamphetamine distribution operation.

Russell Clark, 64, of Clarksburg, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting maintaining a drug-involved premises.  Clark admitted to maintaining a residence on Winding Way in Clarksburg for the purpose of distributing methamphetamine in February 2018, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Clark faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.

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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