Elkins Man Charged With Painkiller Distribution
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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging Jonathan Paul Calain, 34, of Elkins, West Virginia, with conspiring to distribute painkillers.
The indictment stems from an investigation led by the United States Forest Service which revealed that Calain repeatedly sold oxycodone pills to various individuals over an extended period of time.
Calain is charged with one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone,” for which he faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. He is also charged with one count of “Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises,” for which he faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.00. 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.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.