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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Michigan man admits to meth charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher Shook, of Detroit, Michigan, has admitted to a drug charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Shook, age 32, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Shook admitted to having methamphetamine in August 2020 in Monongalia County. 

Shook faces up to 20 years of 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 Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 21, 2020