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

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Marion County man indicted on drug charge

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A Fairmont, West Virginia man was indicted today by a federal grand jury on a methamphetamine distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Fredrick L. Chapman, also known as “Fred L. Chapman” and “Freddie,” age 61, is charged with one count of “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Chapman is accused of possessing methamphetamine in Marion County in May of 2018.

The United States is also seeking forfeiture of $37,829 as proceeds derived directly or indirectly from the alleged crime.

Chapman faces up to 20 years incarceration 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 Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Three Rivers Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 19, 2018