Philadelphia man sentenced to 13 years for role in Monongalia County meth ring


CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A Pennsylvania man was sentenced Thursday to federal prison for his role in methamphetamine distribution operation in Monongalia County.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh sentenced Oscar Aaron Watkins, 58 of Philadelphia, to 13 years behind bars.  

Also known as Eric Oscar Watkins, he pleaded guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances” in February 2019. Watkins admitted to being a part of a drug distribution operation in October 2018 in Monongalia County.

Judge Kleeh also ordered Watkins to forfeit $9,820.

The Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, and the Morgantown Police Department investigated the case.

Watkins is being held at the North Central Regional Jail pending a transfer to a federal facility.

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