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Randolph County man admits to meth distribution

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Matthew Logan Lipscomb, of Kerens, West Virginia, has admitted to selling methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Lipscomb, age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Lipscomb admitted to selling methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” and “ice,” for $650 in April 2019 in Randolph County.

Lipscomb faces at least five years and up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $5,000,000. 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 Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated November 1, 2019

Drug Trafficking