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Lewis County man admits to drug charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA –Clarence Russell Foster, III, of Jane Lew, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Foster, age 42, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Foster admitted to distributing methamphetamine in May 2018 in Lewis County.

Foster faces up to 20 years 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 United States Marshal Service and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated May 3, 2019

Drug Trafficking