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Grant County man admits to fentanyl charge

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

LKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Kevin Wayne Fultz, of Maysville, West Virginia, has admitted to his role in a methamphetamine and fentanyl distribution operation, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Fultz, 32, pled guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute of Fentanyl.” Fultz admitted to having fentanyl in Grant County in January 2020.

Fultz is facing 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.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated May 17, 2021

Drug Trafficking