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Marshall County man sentenced for methamphetamine charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Kenneth R. Beckner, of Moundsville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 92 months incarceration for distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Beckner, age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances” in June 2019. Beckner admitted to distributing methamphetamine in Marshall County and elsewhere from July 2018 to January 2019. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr., prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated August 28, 2019

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