Two Convicted For Role In Manufacturing Methamphetamine
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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two West Virginia residents were convicted in federal court today for their role in producing methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
Shawn David White, 32, of Bartow, West Virginia, pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of Material Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine - Aiding and Abetting.” He was discovered in August 2012 in possession of eight lithium batteries with one end removed and a plastic soda bottle with a white substance inside. He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.
Christina Lee Kimble, 31, also of Bartow, West Virginia, pled guilty today to “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” In July 2012, she purchased medications containing pseudoephedrine to be used in manufacturing methamphetamine. She faces up to 20 years in prison and fine of up to $250,000.00.
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 defendants.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The cases were investigated by the Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, the United States Forest Service, the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office, and the West Virginia State Police.
U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.