Marshall County man admits to drug charge

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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Lonnie James Tanner, Jr., of Cameron, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Tanner, 53, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Tanner admitted to selling methamphetamine in July 2021 in Marshall County.

Tanner faces up to 20 years of incarceration 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 Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

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