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
August 19, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Upshur County Resident Sentenced to 5+ Years
On Methamphetamine Conspiracy Charge
ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — A 34 year old Buckhannon, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on August 14, 2009, in United States District Court in Elkins by Judge Robert E. Maxwell.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that THOMAS RAY SHIPLEY was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. SHIPLEY entered a plea of guilty on April 30, 2009, to an Information charging him with conspiring to possess chemical, product, and material which may be used to manufacture methamphetamine and with the intent to facilitate the manufacturing of methamphetamine from the Spring of 2008 to January of 2009 in Upshur County and elsewhere.
SHIPLEY is in federal custody.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner. The case was investigated by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Granville Police Department.
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