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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Randolph County man convicted for role in manufacturing methamphetamine

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Lee Willard Young, Jr., 34, of Beverly, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court today for his role in manufacturing methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In April 2014, Young was discovered Randolph County, West Virginia in possession of medication containing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient commonly used to produce methamphetamine.
 
Kimble pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. 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 Sarah Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 8, 2016