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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Morgantown Man Charged With Multiple Drug Trafficking Offenses

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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Arthur Sean Warner, 43, of Morgantown, West Virginia, with multiple drug trafficking offenses, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Warner is charged with one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride,” one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base,” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana” after an investigation led by the Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Warner faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00 for each of the cocaine charges and up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00 for the marijuana charge. 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.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 7, 2015