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Georgia man sentenced for drug distribution, dismembering, disposing of overdose victim’s body

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Georgia man will spend 50 years in federal prison for distributing drugs in the region and dismembering and disposing of the body of a Fairmont woman to hide her overdose death.

During the trial for Seddrick Banks, 30, the jury heard evidence that Banks traveled from Georgia to West Virginia to distribute more than 4.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl from different motel and hotel rooms and other locations.

After a fentanyl overdose in a motel in Lewis County in August of 2019, Banks and an accomplice took the body of Courtney Dubois, 20, of Fairmont, to Georgia, where they dismembered her and disposed of her body at a landfill.

Terrick Robinson, William Chappell, and Joel Jimenez have also been sentenced for their roles in the drug operation and the killing of Dubois.

Banks was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Clarksburg.

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