Four Men from Elkins, W.Va Faces Federal Drug Charges for Oxycodone and Marijuana
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced on Monday, March 9th, that four men in the Elkins, West Virginia area have been indicted by a federal grand jury on federal drug charges, including marijuana conspiracy and oxycodone trafficking.
Chad Allen Workman, 37, of Beverly, Charles Shawn Shannon, 54, of Belington, Roy Melvin Isner, 62, and Mark W. Lambert, 39, both of Elkins are alleged to have been a part of a large and long-running drug trafficking operation in the Northern district of West Virginia. Each defendant faces one count of “marijuana conspiracy,” which carries a fine of $250,000 and up to 5 years in prison.
Workman faces additional charges of using money from the drug trafficking operation to purchase vehicles, real estate, and personal vacations. He also faces federal charges including money laundering, unlawful firearms charges, possession charges, and “maintaining drug-involved premises.”
Lambert also faces additional federal drug charges including “maintaining drug-involved premises,” as well as several distribution and possession charges.
The federal drug charges indictment alleges that the four men conspired to procure oxycodone from establishments in New Jersey, Florida, and Michigan, then sell the drugs in West Virginia, a state that has one of the highest rates of prescription painkiller addiction in the US. The federal drug charges indictment further alleged that the group obtained marijuana in Florida and transported the drug to West Virginia for recreational purposes. Although both Florida and West Virginia have potential medical marijuana legislation pending, neither state has legalized the use of marijuana for either recreational or medical use. In addition, marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, and transporting any amount across state lines is against the law.
Federal Drug Charges in South Carolina
Any drug charge in the state of South Carolina is serious and has long-lasting consequences.
South Carolina Federal drug crimes can include:
- Importing controlled substances
- Manufacturing methamphetamine “Meth”, marijuana, or cocaine
- Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute
- Possession with Intent to Distribute large quantities of drugs
In many cases, federal drug charges are combined with other charges including money laundering, and conspiracy.
Controlled substances include not only heroin and cocaine, but marijuana, which can be confusing as 23 states have legalized medical marijuana, and 4 states have legalized recreational use of marijuana. Possession of any quantity of marijuana in South Carolina is a crime.
The Strom Law Firm Defends Suspects Facing Federal Drug Charges
The South Carolina Federal drug crimes defense attorneys at the Strom Law Firm also have years of experience with federal charges, including RICO violations and federal drug charges. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today. 803.252.4800