Buckhannon man and Clarksburg man sentenced for meth distribution

CLARKSBURG — Joshua Langbein, of Buckhannon, and Ramiro Pimentel, Jr., of Clarksburg, were sentenced for distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Langbein, age 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, age 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.

The investigation was funded in part by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

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