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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 30, 2013

Seven Individuals Convicted On Drug Charges

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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that seven individuals recently entered pleas of guilty in Federal Court in Elkins before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL FISCHER, age 27, of Moorefield, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” FISCHER, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.

ROGER ALLEN SEE, age 23, of Lost River, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of Material to be Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” SEE, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years in prison.

This case was investigated by the Moorefield Police Department, the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations and the Hardy County Sheriff’s Department.

JAMES FRANKLIN FLUHARTY, age 23, of Bridgewater, Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” FLUHARTY, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison. This case was investigated by uniformed officers of the West Virginia State Police and the West Virginia State Police BCI unit.

JACK FRANCIS GIBBINS, age 35, of Moorefield, entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of Heroin.”

GIBBINS, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison. This case was investigated by the Hardy County Sheriff’s Department, the Wardensville Police Department and the Moorefield Police Department.

MEGAN ROHRBAUGH, age 23, of Rio, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of Oxycodone.” ROHRBAUGH, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.

LEONARDO RAMOS RODRIGUEZ, age 35, of Petersburg, West Virginia, entered pleas of guilty to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone” and one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” RODRIGUEZ, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison on the drug charge and up to 10 years in prison on the firearms charge.

This case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE/HSI), the Grant County Sheriff’s Department and the Grant County Probation Office.

TIMOTHY JUSTON WIMER, age 29, of Moorefield, entered a plea of guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone,” one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone,” one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine,” and, one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Morphine.” WIMER, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment on the hydrocodone charge and up to 20 years in prison on each of the other three drug charges.

This case was investigated by uniformed officers of the West Virginia State Police, the West Virginia State Police-BCI unit, ATF, the Moorefield Police Department, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, the Hardy County Sheriff’s Department, the Petersburg Police Department and the Wardensville Police Department.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner.

Updated January 7, 2015