Fairmont man sentenced on drug charge in federal court

Fairmont man sentenced on drug charge in federal court

Posted Tuesday, 14 January 2014

CLARKSBURG — The second of three defendants in a federal drug indictment has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley.

Joseph Grant, 68, of Fairmont, was placed on two years’ probation Tuesday, and the court ordered a forfeiture of money and property.

Grant previously had pleaded guilty to maintaining a drug-involved premises (a residence on Pennsylvania Avenue, Bridgeport, for a crack cocaine, cocaine and marijuana enterprise).

Earlier this month, Spayne Jerome “Spider” Swindle, 19, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced to 4 3/4 years in prison by Keeley for aiding and abetting distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of Pierpont Community Technical College in Clarksburg.

The other defendant, Lynn Spaw, 44, of Clarksburg, is to be sentenced Thursday for the same allegation as Swindle.

The Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force investigated.