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James Butcher, a former corrections officer, will be serving from 1 to 15 years in prison for dealing drugs.  This picture is from his plea hearing. James Butcher, a former corrections officer, will be serving from 1 to 15 years in prison for dealing drugs. This picture is from his plea hearing.
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FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - -

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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