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Grant County man admits to drug and firearms charges

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Christian Adam Fisher, of Petersburg, West Virginia, has admitted to distributing a large amount of methamphetamineand having a firearm during the crime, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Fisher, 43, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine” and one count of "Possession of a Firearm in Futherance of a Drug Crime." Fisher admitted to having more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and having a 9mm pistol during the crime in February 2022 in Grant County.

Fisher faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison and a fine of up to $10 million for the drug charge and faces at least five years and up to life incarceration for the firearms charge . 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 Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. The task force consists of the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, West Virginia State Police, Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the Hardy County Sherifff's Office, and the Keyser Police Department.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated November 14, 2022

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