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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 20, 2015

Two sentenced for manufacturing methamphetamine in Gilmer County

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – James L. Ash, 44, of Glenville, West Virginia, and Sarah Snyder, 37, of Spencer, West Virginia, were sentenced today for manufacturing methamphetamine in Gilmer County, West Virginia, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Ash pled guilty in November 2014 to one count of "Aiding and Abetting Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” He was sentenced today to 63 months in prison.

Snyder admitted that she utilized her residence to produce methamphetamine when she pled guilty in November 2014 to one count of “Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises.” She was sentenced today to 57 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police led the investigation.

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

Updated January 8, 2016