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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Two Fairmont, WV residents convicted for role in manufacturing methamphetamine

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Brittany Thompson, 26, and Raymond Leonard, 33, both of Fairmont, West Virginia, were convicted in federal court today for their role in manufacturing methamphetamine in Marion County, West Virginia in October 2014,  United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Thompson and Leonard each pled guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Possession of Material Used in the Manufacturing of Methamphetamine.” They each face up to 10 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 prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Three Rivers Drug Task Force led the investigation.

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

Updated January 8, 2016