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

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pleasants County woman sentenced for role in manufacturing methamphetamine

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Bonnie Jean Butler, 55, of St. Marys, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for her role in manufacturing methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Butler was among six individuals charged in June 2015 when a 19-count federal indictment disrupted a methamphetamine manufacturing operation in Pleasants County, West Virginia.

Butler was discovered in February 2014 in possession of various materials commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine. She pled guilty in August 2015 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession of Material Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police and the Pleasants County Sheriff’s Department investigated.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 9, 2016