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Grant County, WV man pleads guilty to prescription painkiller trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Nelson Joseph Boucher, 33, of Cabins, West Virginia, pled guilty to prescription painkiller trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
Boucher sold hydrocodone in August 2014 in Grant County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to “Distribution of Hydrocodone.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated April 1, 2016