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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 5, 2015

Marshall County man sentenced for cocaine trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Thaddeus Emrys Richardson, 30, of McMechen, West Virginia, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for crack cocaine trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Richardson was discovered in possession of crack cocaine in Ohio County, West Virginia in August 2014 during an investigation led by the Wheeling Police Department.

Richardson pled guilty in March 2015 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 8, 2016