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Randolph County man convicted for role in manufacturing methamphetamine

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Vincent Paul Gibson, 29, of Coalton, West Virginia, was convicted today for his role in manufacturing methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Gibson was discovered in Randolph County, West Virginia, in possession of materials commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine. Those materials included plastic bottles, batteries, rubber tubing, empty packages of medication containing pseudoephedrine, coffee filters, drain cleaner, mason jars, and instant ice compresses.

Gibson pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of Material used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” He faces up to four 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 Stephen Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

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

Updated January 8, 2016

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