OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Sharon L. Potter
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
April 30, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Buckhannon Resident Entered Guilty Plea
to Methamphetamine Charge
ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — A 36 year old Buckhannon, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on April 28, 2009, in United States District Court in Elkins before Judge Robert E. Maxwell.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that MICHAEL SCOTT STALNAKER entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with knowingly possessing equipment, chemical, and material which may be used to manufacture methamphetamine on October 19, 2007, in Upshur County.
STALNAKER, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner. The case was investigated by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
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