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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Preston County woman admits to drug charge

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Angela Dawn Yuchek, of Tunnelton, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Yuchek, 32, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Yuchek admitted to selling methamphetamine in March 2019 in Preston County.

Yuchek faces up to 20 years of 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 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, Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Keyser Police Department.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 12, 2021