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Pleasants County, WV man sentenced for role in manufacturing methamphetamine

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Travis Michael Butler, 21, of St. Marys, West Virginia, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a methamphetamine manufacturing operation based in Pleasants County, West Virginia, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Butler was among six individuals charged in a 19-count federal indictment in June 2015. He was discovered in Wetzel County, West Virginia in possession of pseudoephedrine, an ingredient commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Butler pled guilty in August 2015 to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “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 Count Sheriff’s Department investigated.

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

Updated January 8, 2016

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