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CLARKSBURG — John N. Skruck, 57, of Clarksburg, has absconded from his court-ordered bond and is now the subject of a nationwide manhunt.
Skruck was scheduled to stand trial in United States District Court on Tuesday, May 14, for conspiracy to distribute schedule I controlled substances and schedule I controlled substance analogues, referred to as “bath salts,” distribution and possession with intent to distribute “bath salts” on multiple occasions between September 2011 and April 2012, maintaining drug involved premises; money laundering and structuring.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II, announced that on Monday, May 13, it was discovered that Skruck had not returned from an approved out of town travel. Federal Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull issued a warrant for Skruck’s arrest and Skruck’s name was entered into a national fugitive database so that other jurisdictions will know that he is wanted.
Anyone with information about Skruck’s whereabouts should call law enforcement officials at 304-623-0486.
It should be noted that the charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and that Skruck is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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