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Randolph County man indicted on methamphetamine and firearms charges

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Richard Scott Connally, of Montrose, West Virginia, was indicted on methamphetamine and firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Connally, 25, was indicted on one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute at Least 50 Grams of Methamphetamine” and one count of “Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Crime.” Connally is accused of having more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in October 2019 in Randolph County. Connally is also accused of having a 9mm pistol at the time of the methamphetamine possession. 

Connally faces at least 10 years and up to life incarceration and a fine of up to $10 million the methamphetamine charge. He faces at least five years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearms charge. 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 & Violent Crimes Task Force and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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

Updated August 19, 2020

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