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Akron man pleads guilty to meth distribution, firearm possession

Paul Krasinic

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AKRON — Lamark Glover, 22, has pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on June 7, according to Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston.

On June 20, 2019, Glover admitted that he distributed an ounce of methamphetamine to a top-secret informant in Charleston, West Virginia, according to court documents.

He explained that agents discovered several items in his vehicle, including methamphetamine, fentanyl, and a loaded of 40 caliber pistols equipped with a 30-round magazine when he was arrested in Charleston on September 22, 2019.

Glover confessed that he had the intention to distribute the drugs, and he claimed he possessed the pistol to protect himself from other drug dealers and users.

He also admitted that he and others took part in a conspiracy between July and September 2019 to distribute methamphetamine frequently shipped from Akron to several locations in West Virginia.

Glover added that he received quantities of the drugs he would distribute in the Charleston area. Some of his customers redistributed the drugs to other drug users all over the district.

When Glover is sentenced on September 7, 2021, he will face a mandatory minimum of at least five years and up to 40 years in federal prison for the drug charge, a supplementary mandatory minimum of five years, and up to life sentence in federal prison for the gun charge.

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is handling the prosecution.

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