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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Marshall County man charged with marijuana distribution

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury sitting in Clarksburg, West Virginia, returned an indictment today charging Christopher M. Delauder, 27, of Moundsville, West Virginia, with distributing marijuana, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In April 2016, Delauder allegedly distributed a significant amount of marijuana in Marshall County, West Virginia.

Delauder was charged with one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Marijuana” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.” He faces up to five years in prison and a fine up to $1,000,000 for each count. 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 L. Vogrin is handling the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, is investigating.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 1, 2016