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Randolph County man charged with having large amount of meth

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – William Thomas DeSantis, of Montrose, West Virginia, was indicted today on a meth charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

DeSantis, 31, was indicted on one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute More than 50 Grams of Methamphetamine.” DeSantis is accused of working with others to sell more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” and “ice,” from December 2020 through June 2021 in Randolph County.  

DeSantis is facing at least five years and up to 40 years of 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 Task Force investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 22, 2022

Drug Trafficking