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November 18, 2013

Burlington man gets eight-year prison sentence in federal court

BURLINGTON, W.Va. — A Burlington man was among eight people who were sentenced recently in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg by Judge Gina Groh.

According to U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II, 36-year-old Donald Tillotson was sentenced to eight years in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Tillotson’s sentence reflects an enhancement for using a “shake-and-bake” method to manufacture methamphetamine, which caused a substantial risk to four minor children. 

The court also ordered Tillotson to make restitution in the amount of $1,050.31 to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for the cleanup. 

Tillotson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation to a federal institution. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner and investigated by the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the FBI and the West Virginia State Police — Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

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