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
January 22, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Elkins Resident Enters Plea of Guilty to Manufacturing Marijuana
ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA - A 44 year old Elkins, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on January 18, 2013, in United States District Court in Elkins before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: DANIEL RAY PHARES entered a plea of guilty to “ Manufacturing Marijuana” in Elkins. As part of his plea, PHARES has agreed to the forfeiture of $950.01 in US currency, a firearm and ammunition, which constitute proceeds obtained as a result of drug activity. PHARES, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $500,000 fine.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner and investigated by the Elkins Police Department., Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police.
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