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Hardy County, WV man convicted for role in manufacturing methamphetamine

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Johnny Biggs, 36, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court today for his role in manufacturing methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Biggs was discovered in May 2015 in Hardy County, West Virginia in possession of materials commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine. Those materials included a bottle, coffee filters, drain cleaner, batteries, cold medicine, and fuel.

Biggs pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of Material used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” He faces up to 10 years in prison and fine of up to $250,000. 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 West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Aloi presided.

Updated January 8, 2016

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