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Grant County man sentenced for firearms and fentanyl charges

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Joshua Aaron Roy, of Maysville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to a total of 120 months of incarceration for firearms and drug charges, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Roy, 36, pled guilty in December 2020 to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Roy, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of prior convictions, is also accused of having a .380 caliber pistol in January 2020 in Grant County.

In a separate case, Roy pleaded guilty in December 2020 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute at Least Forty Grams of Fentanyl—Aiding and Abetting.” Roy admitted to working with others to distribute as least 40 grams of fentanyl in January 2020 in Hardy County. A fatal dose of fentanyl is between two and three milligrams. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office investigated the firearms case. The Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated the drug case. The task force includes 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. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

Updated May 24, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses