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Brooke County, WV man pleads guilty to methamphetamine trafficking

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Charles A. Marker, 40, of Wellsburg, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court to methamphetamine trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Throughout 2015, Marker conspired with additional individuals to manufacture, possesses, and distribute methamphetamine in Brooke County, West Virginia.

Marker pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Methamphetamine.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Hancock, Brooke, Weirton Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated February 25, 2016

Drug Trafficking