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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

August 22, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Buckhannon Resident Enters Plea of Guilty
in Federal Court

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — A 47 year old Buckhannon, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on August 19, 2011, in United States District Court in Elkins before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: JAMES ROBERT SHAVER entered a plea of guilty to one count of illegal use of a telephone to facilitate the distribution of methamphetamine on May 5, 2010, in Buckhannon. SHAVER, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 4 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner and was investigated by the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

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