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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fairmont, WV Convicted For Role In Manufacturing Methamphetamine


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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Timothy, Wayne Ferrell, Jr., 33, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was convicted today in federal court for his role in manufacturing methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Ferrell was discovered in May 2014 in possession of medication pseudoephedrine, a common ingredient in methamphetamine. He was also discovered in September 2014 in unlawful possession of a rifle.

Ferrell pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine, for which he faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. He also pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Firearm by Unlawful User/Drug Addict to Controlled Substance,” for which he faces up to ten years in prison and 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 Shawn Morgan is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Three Rivers Drug and Violent Crime Task Force is leading the investigation.

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

Updated January 7, 2015