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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 23, 2017

Two convicted on methamphetamine distribution charges

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Two men pled guilty to methamphetamine distribution charges in federal court today, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Calvin Norris Herron, 43, of Belington, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” He faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.

Ronald G. Swiger, 36, of Coalton, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” He faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.

Under 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 D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 23, 2017