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

Monday, March 16, 2015

Marshall County man convicted of cocaine trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Thaddeus Emrys Richardson, 29, of McMechen, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court today for crack cocaine trafficking in Ohio County, West Virginia in August 2014, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Richardson pled guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. 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 David Perri is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Wheeling Police Department is leading the investigation.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp presided.

Updated January 8, 2016