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Grant County man admits to drug charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Austin Curtis Harman, of Petersburg, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Harman, 23, pleaded guilty this week to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.” He admitted to possessing Methamphetamine in Grant County in January of 2022.

Harman 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 Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated September 22, 2022

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