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Charleston Woman Sentenced for Federal Drug Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston woman was sentenced to prison for a federal drug crime, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.   Stephanie Lawhorn, 39, was sentenced to 36 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine. 

“Lawhorn was a poly-drug dealer,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “One by one, we’re sending poison peddlers to federal prison.”

Lawhorn previously admitted that on September 27, 2018, she was stopped by police officers for a traffic violation while driving in Belle, West Virginia.  Officers found 15 grams of fentanyl and 115 grams of methamphetamine in her car, which Lawhorn admitted she intended to sell.   

The Belle Police Department conducted the investigation.   United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Chris R. Arthur is handling the prosecution.



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Updated October 24, 2019

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