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Elkins man sentenced for meth charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Nicholas Adam Owens, of Elkins, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 72 months of incarceration for 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” in September 2020. Owens admitted to having more than five grams of methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” or “ice,” in August 2019 in Randolph County.

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

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

Updated February 24, 2021

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