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Randolph County, WV man sentenced for role in multi-state painkiller, marijuana trafficking network

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Chad Allen Workman, 38, of Beverly, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 97 months in prison for his role in an oxycodone and marijuana distribution operation, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Workman participated in an extensive and long-term multi-state drug trafficking operation. Workman, along with other individuals, conspired to transport large quantities of oxycodone and marijuana across state lines into West Virginia. The oxycodone was commonly transported from sources in Detroit, Florida and New Jersey. The marijuana was commonly obtained from sources in Pennsylvania and California. Workman further utilized the unlawful proceeds of the drug trafficking operation to purchase vehicles, real estate, and personal vacations.

Workman pled guilty in October 2015 to one count of “Money Laundering.” As part of the sentenced imposed today, Workman was ordered to pay a money judgment of $224,400 and to forfeit his interest in a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force led the inquiry. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office also investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated May 4, 2016

Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud