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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Three sentenced for hydrocodone, methamphetamine distribution

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Three people were sentenced today for their role in the distribution of  hydrocodone and methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Nelson Joseph Boucher, 33, of Cabins, West Virginia, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for distributing hydrocodone. Boucher pled guilty in April 2016 to one count of “Distribution of Hydrocodone.”

Christina Marie Thompson, 34, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced to 78 months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine. Thompson pled guilty in February 2016 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine – Aiding and Abetting.”

Christopher Ray Thompson, 26, of Beverly, West Virginia, was sentenced to twelve months and one day in prison for distribution of methamphetamine. Thompson pled guilty in April 2016 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine – Aiding and Abetting.”

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated the Boucher case. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated the Thompson cases.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 16, 2016