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Hardy County men sentenced for federal drug trafficking crimes

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Moorefield, West Virginia, men were sentenced today for methamphetamine trafficking.

Steven Ray Davy, Jr., age 37, was sentenced today to 14 years in federal prison for 10 counts involving methamphetamine trafficking and firearms. Eric Wayne Baker, age 41, was sentenced to 52 months for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court documents and statements made in court, Davy and Baker were working with others to sell methamphetamine in Hardy County. A search warrant at Davy’s home uncovered methamphetamine, pills containing fentanyl, cocaine, drug paraphernalia, several firearms, and a video surveillance system. During a traffic stop, officers found methamphetamine inside Baker’s vehicle.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

The Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

Updated November 7, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses