Ohio man indicted on drug charges

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Robert L. Bruce, of Groveport, Ohio, is facing drug charges, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Bruce, also known as “Miami,” 41, was indicted this week on one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Bruce is accused of distributing methamphetamine in July and August 2021 in Marshall County.

Bruce faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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