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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 7, 2014

Three Individuals Convicted On Drug Charges

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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Three individuals entered pleas of guilty before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull on drug-related charges.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

Chad PRESTON, age 34, of Elkins, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.” Preston, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.

Jonathan HEALEY, age 30, of Elkins, entered a plea of guilty to “Use of a Communication Device to Facilitate a Drug Felony.” HEALEY, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 4 years in prison.

Charles Jacob FREEMAN, age 26, of Beverly, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of Alprazolam within 1,000 feet of the Beverly Manor.” FREEMAN, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shawn A. Morgan and Stephen D. Warner and were the result of the work of the Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations, U.S. Forest Service, Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Tucker County Sheriff’s Department and the DEA, assisted by the DEA Tactical Diversion Squad.

Updated January 7, 2015