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

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Fairmont, WV man sentenced for role in manufacturing methamphetamine


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

Ferrell was discovered in Marion County, West Virginia in May 2014 in possession of medication containing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine. He was also discovered in September 2014 in unlawful possession of a rifle. He pled guilty in December 2014 to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine,” and one count of “Possession of Firearm by Unlawful User/Drug Addict to Controlled Substance.”

Ferrell was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for the drug possession charge and 21 months in prison for the firearm possession charge. The sentences imposed today will run concurrently with each other for a total of 46 months in prison. Ferrell will receive credit for time served since October 2014.

In another matter, Jason Allen Clayton, 40, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was discovered in Marion County in January 2014 in possession of medication containing pseudoephedrine. He pled guilty today to a criminal Information charging him with 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 prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Three Rivers Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated both cases.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided over the Ferrell sentencing hearing. U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided over the Clayton plea hearing.

Updated January 8, 2016