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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: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

September 21, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Upshur County Resident Enters Plea to
Methamphetamine Conspiracy Charge

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA - A 32 year old Horner, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on September 18, 2012, in United States District Court in Elkins before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: RICHARD WAYNE WEAVER entered a plea of guilty to Conspiracy to Manufacture, Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute Methamphetamine from May of 2011 to July of 2012 in the Northern District of West Virginia. WEAVER, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 30 years imprisonment and a $2,000,000 fine due to three prior felony convictions.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner and investigated by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, the Buckhannon Police Department and the United States Marshals Service.

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