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Elkins man admits to methamphetamine distribution

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Oscar Willard Thomas, of Elkins, West Virginia, has admitted to a methamphetamine distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Thomas, also known as “Will Thomas,” age 46, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Thomas admitted to selling methamphetamine in September 2016 in Randolph County.

Thomas faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Drug Task Force investigated.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated November 19, 2018

Drug Trafficking