Woodsfield man convicted on two felony drug charges

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A jury trial this week led to the conviction of a Woodsfield man on two drug charges.

“Joshua Haslam was found guilty on counts 2 and 3. Not guilty of count 1. However, counts 1 and 2 were essentially the same,” Belmont County Prosecutor Kevin Flanagan wrote in a text message Wednesday following the trial.

Haslam, whose last listed address in court records is the Belmont Correctional Institution, 68518 Bannock Road, St. Clairsville, was represented by attorneys Dante D’Andrea and Logan Graham. He is serving a sentence at the prison related to an incident in Monroe County.

Haslam, 41, was convicted of first-degree felony possession of a fentanyl-related compound and second-degree felony trafficking in drugs. The charges were related to an incident that occurred in Barnesville in May 2022.

Barnesville police reportedly received “critical information” from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office that led to a search warrant for a Brill Street address. Haslam was one of three people arrested as a result of that warrant, which uncovered “large amounts” of both fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Haslam is scheduled to be sentenced on May 13.


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