Former Corrections Officer Enters Drug Plea

A former corrections officer has pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance. James Howard Butcher worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Beckley and pleaded guilty Monday to delivering a controlled substance, while other charges were dropped as part of a plea deal. His arrest came last August after an investigation by the Central West Virginia drug task force and West Virginia State police turned up prescription pills, firearms and cash. Butcher's girlfriend was also arrested and charged in the case. Sentencing is coming for Butcher on March 10th.