Buckhannon man sentenced for methamphetamine distribution

CLARKSBURG, W.Va.– Joshua Langbein, of Buckhannon, and Ramiro Pimentel, Jr., of Clarksburg, were sentenced today for distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced Friday afternoon.

Langbein, 28, was sentenced to 115 months incarceration. Langbein pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine” in March 2019. He admitted to distributing methamphetamine in March 2018 in Harrison County.

Pimentel, 32, was sentenced to 78 months incarceration. Pimentel pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine” in February 2019. He admitted to selling methamphetamine in May 2017 in Harrison County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. The United States Marshal Service assisted in the arrests.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

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