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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Two Fairmont, WV residents convicted for role in manufacturing methamphetamine

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Daniel Carl Ash, 32, and Amanda Isolde Eiseman, 25, both of Fairmont, West Virginia, were convicted in federal court for their role in manufacturing methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

An investigation by the Three Rivers Drug Task Force revealed that Eiseman and Ash both repeatedly purchased pseudoephedrine, commonly used in the production of methamphetamine, throughout 2014.
Ash and Eiseman both pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” They each face up to 20 years in prison and a 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 Shawn Morgan is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided .

Updated January 13, 2015