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Charleston Man Sentenced to Prison for Selling Methamphetamine

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man was sentenced to 24 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Shanton Penn, 27, of Charleston, previously pled guilty to distribution of methamphetamine.

“We’re taking meth dealer after meth dealer off the streets,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.   “And we’ll continue to do so until our communities are meth free.”

Penn sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant on the following dates: August 14, 2018, August 20, 2018.  Penn sold a total of 27.6 grams of methamphetamine for $675.   

The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team conducted the investigation.  Senior United States District Senior Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Christopher R. Arthur handled the prosecution. 


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Updated August 28, 2019

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