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

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Grant County woman sentenced for her role in a methamphetamine distribution operation

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – June Catherine Blanchek, of Petersburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 63 months incarceration for her role in a methamphetamine distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Blanchek, age 38, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine” in July 2017. Blanchek admitted to working with others to distribute more than 50 grams of crystal meth in Grant County between September 2014 and December 2016.

A money judgement of $133,000 was also ordered.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Postal Inspection Service and the West Virginia State Police investigated. 
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 2, 2018