Grant County man admits to drug charge
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia
ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Peter Sanford Layne, of Cabins, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.
Layne, 48, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Layne admitted to selling methamphetamine in January 2019 in Grant County.
Layne faces up to 20 years of 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 Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. The task force consists of the FBI, West Virginia State Police, Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Keyser Police Department.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.
Updated April 28, 2021