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Jefferson County, WV man sentenced for methamphetamine trafficking

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Juan Carlos Chavez-Soto, 34, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for methamphetamine trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Chavez-Soto sold methamphetamine in Jefferson County, West Virginia in April 2014. He pled guilty in May 2015 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Methamphetamine.”

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul Camilletti and Anna Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated January 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking