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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

May 5, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two Sentenced on Methamphetamine Charges

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — Two individuals were sentenced on May 3, 2011, in United States District Court in Elkins by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

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

DAVID EUGENE HELMICK, age 32, was sentenced to 140 months imprisonment to be followed by four years supervised release. HELMICK entered a plea of guilty on February 8, 2011, to one count of an Information charging him with conspiracy to manufacture more than five grams of methamphetamine from the Summer of 2008 to August 26, 2010, in Upshur County. HELMICK is in federal custody. The case was investigated by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the West Virginia State Police - Braxton County Detachment.

REGINA KAY WAGONER, age 28, of Tallmansville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 46 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release, and was ordered to pay $5,315.00 to the Drug Enforcement Administration. WAGONER entered a plea of guilty on February 16, 2011, to one count of an Indictment charging her with conspiracy to distribute and to manufacture more than five grams of methamphetamine from June 2010 to July 27, 2010, in Lewis County. WAGONER is in federal custody. The case was investigated by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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

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