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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Elkins man convicted of marijuana trafficking

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Mark Wesley Lambert, 39, of Elkins, was convicted in federal court of marijuana trafficking in Randolph County, West Virginia, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Lambert pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Marijuana.” He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. 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 Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 8, 2016