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Southern District of West Virginia

Monday, April 16, 2018

Wood County Man Sentenced to Twelve Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today a Wood County man was sentenced in connection with a federal methamphetamine charge.  Timothy Waldron, 31, of Mineral Wells, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr.  to 12 years in federal prison for  possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Stuart praised the work of the Parkersburg Drug Task Force.

“This sentence should send a message to anyone thinking about distributing methamphetamine in the Southern District of West Virginia,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Unless you want to be locked up, it’s just not a good idea.”

Waldron previously pled guilty in January admitting that he possessed methamphetamine seized from a safe in his Mineral Wells residence for distribution. The approximately 1300 grams of methamphetamine had been found during execution of a search warrant at defendant’s residence by agents of the Parkersburg Drug Task Force on November 20, 2016. 

This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of heroin, methamphetamine and prescription drugs.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal heroin, methamphetamine and pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of heroin, methamphetamine and opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District. 

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Drug Trafficking
Updated April 16, 2018