The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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March 10, 2014

Ex-W.Va. federal corrections officer sentenced

FAYETTEVILLE — A former federal corrections officer has been sentenced on a drug charge to up to 15 years in prison.

Media outlets report that James Butcher of Fayetteville received a one-to-15-year sentence Monday in Fayette County Circuit Court. Judge Paul Blake Jr. also ordered Butcher to pay a $5,000 fine.

Butcher had pleaded guilty in January to a felony charge of delivery of a controlled substance.

He was employed at the Federal Correctional Institution in Beckley at the time of the offense. He was arrested in August 2013.

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