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Mineral County man sentenced for methamphetamine distribution

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Adam Michael, of Burlington, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 102 months of incarceration for methamphetamine distribution, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Michael, age 39, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Fifty Grams or More of Methamphetamine” in July 2020. Michael admitted to working with others to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine from October 2018 to February 2019 in Mineral County and elsewhere.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. The task force consists of the FBI, West Virginia State Police, Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Keyser Police Department.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.


Updated November 8, 2021

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