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Upshur County man convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Steven S. Bennett, 39, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was convicted today of manufacturing methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Bennett manufactured methamphetamine in Randolph County, West Virginia in October 2014. He pled guilty today to one count of “Manufacturing Methamphetamine.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Buckhannon Police Department investigated.

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

Updated January 8, 2016

Topic
Drug Trafficking