Parkersburg man sentenced to more than 10 years for federal crimes
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - Forty-one-year-old Shaun Price of Parkersburg was sentenced September 2 to 123 months in prison for federal drug and gun crimes.
According to a news release Price had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in assisting him in a drug trafficking crime.
An officer with the South Charleston Police Department attempted a traffic stop on Price’s vehicle in Cross Lanes on December 7, 2020.
Price fled the scene and led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit that ended in South Charleston.
Officers recovered approximately eight grams of meth and a loaded nine-millimeter handgun from the vehicle.
Price admitted that he intended to sell the methamphetamine and that he possessed the firearm to protect his drugs and money.
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