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Barbour County man sentenced for marijuana trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Charles Shawn Shannon, 55, of Belington, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for marijuana trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Shannon was one of four individuals charged in March 2015 in a 16-count federal indictment with participating in an extensive oxycodone and marijuana trafficking operation. Specifically, Shannon distributed marijuana in Barbour County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in August 2015 to one count of “Distribution of Marijuana.” As part of the sentenced imposed today, Shannon was also ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $5,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force led the investigation. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 8, 2016

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