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Harrison County man admits to meth distribution

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – William Maylen Crayton, II, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, has admitted to a methamphetamine charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Crayton, age 30, pled guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Methamphetamine,” two counts of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine,” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” Crayton admitted to having more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in April 2019 in Harrison County. He also admitted to having methamphetamine and heroin in June and July 2019 in Harrison County.

Crayton faces at least five years and up to 40 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000,000 for the 50 grams or more count, and faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each of the other counts. 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 Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Bridgeport Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated January 4, 2021

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