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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fairmont, WV man convicted for role in manufacturing methamphetamine

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael Coy Wollard, 29, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court for his role in manufacturing methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

During a Three Rivers Drug Task Force investigation, Wollard was discovered in September 2014 in possession of medication pseudoephedrine, a common ingredient in methamphetamine.

Wollard pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” He faces up to 20 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 Shawn Morgan is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 8, 2016