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Ohio County residents indicted on methamphetamine charges

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Justin R. Beaver, of Moundsville, West Virginia, was arraigned today on drug charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Beaver, age 26, was indicted by a federal grand sitting in Wheeling on April 2, 2019 on four counts of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Beaver is accused of distributing methamphetamine in Marshall County in November 2018.

Beaver faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count. 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 Robert H. McWilliams, Jr., is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

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

Updated April 8, 2019

Drug Trafficking