Mike Stuart

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Multi-State Major Drug Trafficking Network Dismantled

“PROJECT PARKERSBURG” ROLLED OUT THROUGH TAKEDOWN Over 150 Pounds of Methamphetamine and 4 Pounds of Heroin More than Two Dozen Arrested on Federal and State Charges CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced the formation of “PROJECT PARKERSBURG” and a major takedown today of drug traffickers resulting in the dismantling of a multi-state … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Multi-State Major Drug Trafficking Network Dismantled

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Project Charleston – Statement of United States Attorney Mike Stuart

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart issued the following statement this morning during a press conference held at the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse in Charleston: Remarks as prepared for delivery “Good morning. Attorney General Sessions and this Administration is wholly committed to working with our federal, state and local partners to … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Project Charleston – Statement of United States Attorney Mike Stuart

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, United States Attorney Mike Stuart Announces Progress in Making our Communities Safer through Project Safe Neighborhoods

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – One year ago, the Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is the centerpiece of the Department’s violent crime reduction strategy and a top priority of Attorney General Sessions. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, United States Attorney Mike Stuart Announces Progress in Making our Communities Safer through Project Safe Neighborhoods

West Virginia News: South Charleston Man, Christopher Thomas Campbell Pleads Guilty to Federal Heroin and Fentanyl Charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A South Charleston man pled guilty today to federal heroin and fentanyl charges, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Christopher Thomas Campbell, 24, entered his guilty plea to distribution of heroin and fentanyl before United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Stuart commended the investigative efforts of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network … Continue reading West Virginia News: South Charleston Man, Christopher Thomas Campbell Pleads Guilty to Federal Heroin and Fentanyl Charges

West Virginia News: Mexican National Man, Javier Leon Villagomez Sentenced for Illegally Reentering the United States

Defendant had two prior removals for illegally entering the United States CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Javier Leon Villagomez was sentenced to “time served” and immediately remanded for deportation proceedings for the felony offense of Reentry of a Removed Alien, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Villagomez, 40, of Guanajato, Mexico, was taken into ICE custody at … Continue reading West Virginia News: Mexican National Man, Javier Leon Villagomez Sentenced for Illegally Reentering the United States

West Virginia News: Bluefield Man, Laron Safford Sentenced on Gun Charge

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that a Bluefield man was sentenced yesterday to federal prison on a gun charge. Laron Safford, 42, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The case was investigated by the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task … Continue reading West Virginia News: Bluefield Man, Laron Safford Sentenced on Gun Charge

West Virginia News: Greenbrier County Man, Cody Reed Godfrey Sentenced on Drug Charge

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that a Greenbrier County man was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in federal prison for distributing oxymorphone. Cody Reed Godfrey, 26, pled guilty in May to distributing oxymorphone pills to an informant in Alderson, where Godfrey was residing at the time. The case was investigated by … Continue reading West Virginia News: Greenbrier County Man, Cody Reed Godfrey Sentenced on Drug Charge

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Former WV Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Menis Ketchum II Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that former West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Menis E. Ketchum II, age 75, pled guilty to wire fraud. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the West Virginia Legislature’s Commission on Special Investigations, and the Internal Revenue Service—Criminal Investigation Division conducted the investigation. “Justice Ketchum … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Former WV Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Menis Ketchum II Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud