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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Elkins man convicted for methamphetamine distribution

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – David Maxwell, 31, of Elkins, West Virginia pled guilty to methamphetamine distribution today, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Maxwell pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” He faces up to twenty years in prison 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 prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated January 31, 2017