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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Three sentenced for manufacturing methamphetamine

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Brittany Thompson, 26, John Robert Morris, 33, both of Fairmont, West Virginia, and Raymond Leonard, 33, of Burton, West Virginia, were sentenced in federal court today for their role in manufacturing methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Thompson and Leonard manufactured methamphetamine in Marion County, West Virginia in October 2014. They each pled guilty in April 2015 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Possession of Material used in the Manufacturing of Methamphetamine.” Thompson was sentenced today to twelve months and one day in prison. Leonard was sentenced today to 77 months in prison.

Morris was discovered in May 2014 in possession of medication containing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine. He pled guilty in April 2015 to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.”  He was sentenced today to 30 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Three Rivers Drug Task Force investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 8, 2016