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Elkins man admits to meth charge

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Nicholas Adam Owens, of Elkins, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Owens, 25, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute More Than Five Grams of Methamphetamine.” Owens admitted to having more than five grams of methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” or “ice,” in August 2019 in Randolph County.

Owens faces no less than five years and up to 40 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $5,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Elkins Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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