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Press Release

Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

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

Charleston, W.Va. – A Charleston man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug crime.

According to court documents, Andrew Troy Tanner, 38, admitted that on September 17, 2018, he met with a confidential informant to sell methamphetamine. Tanner contacted his supplier while he was with the confidential informant to obtain the methamphetamine. Tanner admitted that he facilitated the distribution of approximately 13 grams of methamphetamine to the confidential informant.

Tanner pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of methamphetamine and faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced on August 25, 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement.  Assistant United States Attorney Courtney Cremeans is handling the prosecution.

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation.   United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the hearing. 

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:20-cr-0152.





Updated May 19, 2021

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