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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

June 7, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two Individuals Enter Pleas of Guilty

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Two individuals entered pleas of guilty on June 3, 2011, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

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

ROBERT JAMES TAYLOR, age 24, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, entered plea of guilty to one count of assaulting and resisting Deputy United States Marshals who were engaged in the performance of their official duties on January 27, 2011, in Upshur County. TAYLOR, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of eight years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by the United States Marshal Service.

FOSTER GAY WILLIAMS, age 36, of Junior, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine from December of 2001 to April of 2011 in Randolph County, West Virginia. WILLIAMS, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000. The case was investigated by the Junior Police Department, the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, uniformed officers of the West Virginia State Police and the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

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

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