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Hardy County man sentenced to 10 years for drug charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – David Lee Hockenberry, of Fisher, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 120 months of incarceration for a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Hockenberry, 49, pleaded guilty in February 2022 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute More Than Five Grams of Methamphetamine.” Hockenberry admitted to having more than five grams of methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” and “ice,” in Hardy County in March 2021.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.


Updated July 21, 2022

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