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Published on May 10, 2024
Philadelphia Man Sentenced to Over 14 Years for Meth Trafficking in Buckhannon Sting OperationSource: Google Street View

A Philadelphia man has been hit with a stiff prison sentence for peddling meth. Sean Christopher Adams, 35, was sentenced to 175 months behind bars today for dealing 50 grams or more of the drug.

Adams was caught in a sting operation when a snitch informed the cops that he was slinging meth, according to court documents. Working with the feds, the cooperator was able to successfully to make a purchase from Adams in a retail parking lot in Buckhannon, with officers watching every move. Once the deal went down, law enforcement swooped in, arresting Adams and confiscating over $14,000 and a hefty one-pound bag of narcotics.

After serving his time, Adams is slated for eight years of supervised release. His case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Flower.

The takedown was part of an operation by the Mountain Region Drug Task Force, a group supported by the HIDTA program—designed to put the kibosh on high drug-trafficking areas. The bust and consequent sentencing were presided over by Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh, as per a Department of Justice release, that can be viewed here.