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Barbour County man sentenced for role in a methamphetamine distribution operation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Austin Jay Robinson, of Belington, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 51 months incarceration for his participation in a methamphetamine distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Robinson, 19, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine-Aiding and Abetting” in November 2017. Robinson admitted to conspiring with others to distribute methamphetamine in Randolph County in April 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Greater Harrison Drug &Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the West Virginia State Police, Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, the Buckhannon Police Department, and the Weston Police Department investigated. 
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated May 1, 2018

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