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Randolph County man admits to drug charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Richard Scott Connally, of Montrose, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Connally, 33, pleaded guilty today to today on one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute at Least Fifty Grams of Methamphetamine.” Connally admitted to having more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in October 2019 in Randolph County.

As a part of the plea agreement, Connally agreed to forfeit a 9mm pistol, 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition, and $940 cash.

Connally faces at least 10 years and up to life incarceration and a fine of up to $10 million. 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 Mountain Region Drug Task Force and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated May 2, 2022

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