Man admits to selling fentanyl in Upshur County after drugs found in motel room

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – James Edward Breeden, age 30, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, has admitted to selling fentanyl in Upshur County.

According to court documents, during a traffic stop, deputies were told Breeden was selling fentanyl in the area. Investigators searched Breeden’s motel room and found 277 fentanyl stamps.

Breeden faces up to 20 years in federal prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office investigated. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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